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State Fair sets record with over 1.26 million visitors

Sep 4, 2018
Originally published on September 3, 2018 4:06 pm

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP)  Attendance at the New York State Fair has spurted to a new record.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that over 1.26 million people have gone to the fair during its 13-day run near Syracuse. That's up more than 8 percent from the previous record of a bit over 1.16 million. It was set last year. 

This year's fair also has repeatedly broken single-day attendance records. 

The Democratic governor says recent improvements to the fairgrounds are helping to attract more visitors. 

Among those improvements is the new Expo Center, which boasted a temporary ice rink for hockey games, other ice sports and free public skating. 

The fair ends Monday night. 

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