Ok...there is no best way...expect traffic congestion and delays once you hit the GI city limits...I am sure the local AM newsradio will be providing traffic updates.
If you are coming in on the newly finished South Locust "Obama Stimulus Expressway" (paid for with "free money" I might add) expect the first bottleneck at the south Wal-Mart. There are two poorly placed traffic lights within less than a block of each other at the Highway 34 junction and unless the City Engineer or Traffic Division has a brainfart and realizes this will be a problem...there will be issues. The next bottleneck will be at the main entrance on South Locust on the west side of Fonner. On an average day there is lots of local traffic going both ways and with Fair traffic crossing into Fonner from the north it will be jam city. I wonder if they will close off left turns from the north into Fonner?...or if they will use the traffic light or have the NSP doing hand and arm signals? It's two lanes each way and unless the locals stay home it will be gridlock. A story in this morning's foot-wide newspaper tells how the local Chamber of Horrors...er...Commerce will be conducting daily prayer services during the Fair to pray for smooth traffic flow. Everyone is "hoping."
If you are coming from the east I suggest taking the east exit on I-80...cruise into town on 34/2...take the free turn onto South Locust and then wait in the mile-and-a-half line like everyone else...keep to the right. Coming from west or north...you are on your own...everyone knows no one lives west or north of GI. Don't try parking in any of the surrounding business lots...they are already posting notices in the local foot-wide newspaper saying violators will be towed. Skagway South and Advance Auto Parts...as well as some other businesses are offering $10.00 parking but it is limited to a few stalls. Shuttle service will be available from satellite parking areas where-ever they are.
As a good citizen I promise to avoid South Locust during the Fair. The key is to drive safely and be patient. And no road rage...