Posted Friday, August 14, 2009 10:25 AM | Contributed by john peck
The fair reported yesterday that 826,037 people went through the gates, a 2 percent increase over last year's attendance. On Sunday, the final day, nearly 10,000 more people showed up than on the final day of the 2008 fair. In 2004, when the fair was shortened from 17 days to 12, it drew 850,216 people.
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