NC State Fair Tops 1 Million Visitors In 2010

The North Carolina State Fair topped 1 million visitors this year including a single-day attendance record.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that several lucky visitors got 10-year passes to future fairs when the 1 million mark was passed Sunday.

On Saturday, the fair set a single-day record of 151,647 and total attendance through Saturday was already a record at 981,320.

The previous record of 877,939 was set last year. The count includes exhibitors and others who get free admission.

Attendance had topped 800,000 in four other years over the past decade.


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  • by J M Location: NC on Oct 28, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    I went to the fair Saturday (10/23) for the first time in over 20 years. It was the first time my children went and we were very excited. It was a big disappointment because it was so crowded and you had to wait in line 45 minutes for each ride. You could barely walk, just shuffle along in the throng of people. People kept running into you. We had a map, but it didn't show the chain link fence that went around the back of the rides and we had to walk around to find where the fence, trees, and vendor stalls ended so we could get to the rides on the midway. My daughter wanted chicken tenders, but they made her sick and she vomited twice before we could get to the car. We won't be going back.
  • by Data Man on Oct 24, 2010 at 06:21 PM
    Obama has made it so people can enjoy life again. Thanks Obama!
  • by Scotty Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    That is so great. The State Fair truly has something for everyone. My wife and I had a GREAT time this year. Glad we could help push the attendance over the 1 million mark.
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