The Marion County Fair Board made the decision last weekend to end the fair’s carnival a day early. In a joint statement from the board, they said this was not an easy decision or one made in haste, and the board felt it was in the best interest and safety of all participants to end it early. Members of the fair board declined further comment.

According to court records, carnival workers were arrested Saturday on charges ranging from public intoxication, sex offender registry violation, and assault.