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East Texas State Fair Comes To A Close

The 90th annual East Texas State Fair has come to a close. Thousands of people came out to the fair grounds in Tyler to enjoy the food, rides and shows. Normally, the fair ends on Saturday night. But with unusually low attendance due to bad weather fair officials decided to stay open one extra day.

"Yesterday we had over 37,000 people who came which was record breaker from the year before and that was wonderful to hear," said Alice Emmons, the general manager at the East Texas State Fair.

Even after the good turnout yesterday, fair attendance was still down 46,000 people as of last night. Fair officials say that means $100,000 in lost revenue.  They say they hope that by staying open one extra day, they can make up for some of that.

Oralia Ortega, reporting.  ortega@kltv.com

 

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