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Monday, July 25, 2011

Del. State Fair Attendance Down Due To Heat
By Ryan Hughes, Reporter wmdt-tv
Jul 24, 2011
HARRINGTON, Del. - Officials say mother nature is making the first few days of the Delaware State Fair challenging.

Thunderstorms rolled into Harrington Sunday afternoon, but the big story has been the heat. Extreme temperatures have been beaming down over the fairgrounds since opening day.

"It's hot, but you have to come out for the festivities regardless, you can't let it get ya," said first-timer Nicole Ott.

But officials say numbers are down and the weather has been affecting attendance.

"There's not as many people out here because it's so hot, and then as hot as it is, nobody wants soda all they want is water," said Pat Diamond, an outside vendor.

To try and beat the heat vendors are trying to stay cool in front of fans, and misting stations have been set up to provide some relief.

"Seeing that we were going to have a couple days of warm temperatures we wanted to set something up that was easy, comfortable and give everyone a quick burst of cold water," said Danny Aguilar, Director of Marketing for the Delaware State Fair.

The crowds are building during the evening hours and officials hope relief is on the way so people can come and enjoy the fair. Last year, things were pretty hot at the fair, and officials say that didn't stop them from having the second best year for turnout. With temperatures expected to drop a bit, they hope things will turn around again.

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