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More than 66,000 people attended the Hardin County Fair, which concluded its six-day run on Sunday.
According to figures from Nancy Motter, fair secretary/treasurer, the estimated weekly attendance was 66,696, more than 12,000 higher than last year’s estimate of 54,426.
Weekend crowds were good, especially on Saturday, when an estimated 23,850 people attended the fair compared to 18,496 in 2012. The paid gate was 4,259 versus 3,303 the previous year. The demolition derby pulled in 1,737 spectators, up from 1,601 a year ago.
On Sunday, the estimated attendance was 9,811, off from last year’s 10,702. The paid gate was 1,752 compared to 1,911 in 2012. The OSTPA Tractor and Truck Pull drew 966 fans, up from 815 a year ago.
“Thanks Hardin County for a great fair,” Motter said.