2018-09-12 / Front Page

Fair Attendance Up 7,977 From 2017


The Fulton County Fair ended Thursday, Sept. 6, with total estimated attendance of more than 291,000. Top left: Marli Fryman, AHS ‘14; Marissa Fryman, AHS ‘17, and Michaela Zaborniak, AHS ‘15, enjoyed a fair favorite– cotton candy. Top right: Kearsten Zuver, 15, left, a PHS sophomore, hangs onto her hat while her brother Kaiden, 14, an eighth grader, motions to someone on the ground as they ride “Vertigo.” Bottom left: Kally Ehrsam, far left, and cousin Bobby Ehrsam, far right, were the Under-7 winners of stick horse races, which were conducted between harness races on Tuesday, Sept. 4.– photos by Mary Huber and David Pugh The Fulton County Fair ended Thursday, Sept. 6, with total estimated attendance of more than 291,000. Top left: Marli Fryman, AHS ‘14; Marissa Fryman, AHS ‘17, and Michaela Zaborniak, AHS ‘15, enjoyed a fair favorite– cotton candy. Top right: Kearsten Zuver, 15, left, a PHS sophomore, hangs onto her hat while her brother Kaiden, 14, an eighth grader, motions to someone on the ground as they ride “Vertigo.” Bottom left: Kally Ehrsam, far left, and cousin Bobby Ehrsam, far right, were the Under-7 winners of stick horse races, which were conducted between harness races on Tuesday, Sept. 4.– photos by Mary Huber and David Pugh The Fulton County Fair Board announced attendance at the 2018 Fulton County Fair was up by 7,977 from 2017.

Fair board officials released a total estimated attendance of 291,219 for the seven days of the fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 6.

In 2017, 283,242 people came through the gates. The increase is 2.8%.

The 2018 figure is down 3,492 from the 2016 total of 294,711.

The record year for seven day attendance was in 2013, at 298,346. This year’s figure is 7,127 short of the record.

Sue Whitaker, fair board secretary, said two days set individual attendance records in 2018.

On Friday, 33,594 people attended, while Thursday was another record day, at 36,359.

High temperatures hit the area during most of fair week. Some days, the temperatures hit high-90 degree levels.

Whitaker said Thursday was the coolest day of the fair.

A large crowd arrived after 4 pm, that day, for the Demolition Derby.


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