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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Security checkpoints are up at the three entrances to the Fair St. Louis grounds at Forest Park.

Every bag will be checked for things that are prohibited, like alcoholic beverages, containers over a liter, fireworks, and, of course, weapons.

St. Louis police will also have some help here this weekend from St. Louis County Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol. The fair's new location does not mean new rules or expectations for creating a secure environment.

"...so fair-goers will go through checkpoints as they have before, just like under the Arch grounds. We will maintain a list of what people are allowed to bring, not allowed to bring in. It is also consistent with what's been done in the past," said Fair St. Louis Executive Director Lori Thaman.

"Certainly no weapons. and it's a constant message that I have: If you're going to come to an event like this, don't bring your weapon. Don't lock it in your car, leave it at home. Let's keep everybody safe," said St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson.

Other things not allowed here at Fair St. Louis: bikes, skateboards, scooters, personalized motor vehicles of any kind, and pets.

Park rangers spent part of the day directing traffic at the park entrances in advance of the fair opening tomorrow. KSDK

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