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Fair goers ride the "Shocker" at the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Rides at the fair are typically only replaced if they stop making money, not necessarily for old age

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WEST FARGO, ND – Ask an unscientific random sample of Red River Valley fairgoers what they think the oldest ride is, and you’ll hear “Ferris wheel” a lot.

Not quite. The two wheels were manufactured in the early 1990s, which puts them in the old-but-not-ancient category among the other rides there.

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