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Gregg county fair closes successful week

By Bob Hallmark

GREGG COUNTY (KLTV) - Good weather , good crowds, and no distractions spelled big success for an annual event that draws thousands to Longview.

The 61st annual Longview Jaycees Gregg county fair closed up shop Sunday.

Good weather and more attractions brought more people out for an expanded 8-day schedule.

Final numbers are not in yet, but big Friday and Saturday night crowds have organizers saying they have substantially made up ground for years past that were plagued by bad weather , or stoppages for hurricane evacuees.

Fair manager Billy Clay says the 8-day schedule, with ride extravaganza days, will be brought back for next years fair.

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