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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FLORIDA STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE DOWN!


State Fair attendance down 24 percent from 2009
Published: February 18, 2010
TAMPA - Attendance at the 2010 Florida State Fair dropped by 24 percent compared to 2009 figures, according to preliminary attendance numbers released Thursday.
A total of 354,390 people attended the fair that lasted 12 days from Feb. 4-15. Last year, 466,733 attended the fair, officials said.
Fair organizers blamed the attendance drop on the weather, the depressed economy and Super Bowl XLIV, which was played in Miami on the first Sunday of the fair.
There were three days of rain and only three days of sunny and clear skies during the fair. On only two days the temperatures reached higher than 68 degrees.
The high was 76 degrees on opening day; the low was 37 degrees on Valentine's Day.
Fair gate attendance figures include paid and complimentary admissions and participants in competitions and special events.
The fair, which celebrated its 106th anniversary, is organized by the Florida State Fair Authority, which is under the leadership of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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