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Fair Numbers Up This Year

The final attendance numbers from the fair are not in yet, but things are looking pretty good. Fair C-E-O Sandy Woods says they took a gamble on having free Sunday admission, but made the money back, and more…

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The fair takes 20 to 25 percent of the carnival area and other commercial booths, and about 12 percent from the non-profit vendors on Treat Street. Parking revenue was not factored in. Woods says she’s fairly certain that Sunday will end up being a record attendance day. Also, other numbers are also up…

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The junior livestock auction grossed almost 400-thousand dollars ($393, 932). Woods says carnival revenue increased by 15 percent over last year, and rides on Sunday were up 72 percent from the Sunday of 2012. There are still no totals on elephant rides, but despite some protesters, Woods says that also seemed to be a success…

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‘Have Trunk Will Travel’ reported about 400 riders the first day of the fair. Woods says it will be up to the board to decide whether the elephant rides will return in 2014. Final attendance numbers are being audited, and should be available in the next few days.

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