Friday’s attendance at the N.C. State Fair was 92,418. The 10-year average for the second Friday is 79,410.
Attendance at the N.C. State Fair yesterday was 75,644. Fair officials say that's the best Wednesday total of the past three years. The 10-year average for Wednesday is 67,137.
Great attendance at the N.C. State Fair yesterday. Tuesday's attendance was 75,564. The 10-year average for Tuesday is 64,029.
Attendance at the N.C. State Fair yesterday was 118,433. The 10-year average for the first Saturday is 107,370 and the record attendance for the first Saturday of the fair is 131,699 in 2010.
Friday’s perfect weather drew lots of people to the N.C. State Fair. Attendance yesterday was 67,508, which was the third-highest attendance number for the fair’s first Friday since 1986.
Attendance for yesterday's N.C. State Fair preview day was 42,854.
The fairgrounds box office opened at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Last year's preview day attendance was 44,167.
Saturday’s attendance at the N.C. State Fair was a whopping 146,635, bringing the running total to 903,674. Another day today of gorgeous weather should put attendance over 1 million.
Fair spokesman Brian Long says that pretty much assures this year's fair will be the second-most attended ever. Last year's fair broke records with 1,091,887.
Yesterday's N.C. State Fair attendance was the second highest for the second Friday of the fair in 25 years. 94,314 attended the Fair on October 21, fewer than last year's record of 105,073 but more than the previous 2009 record of 90,166.
State Fair spokesman Brian Long says with good crowds today and tomorrow, the fair could end up with its second-highest attendance total ever, trailing only last year’s record of 1,091,887.
Attendance at the N.C. State Fair has been down a bit so far this year, at least compared to last year's record attendance.
Most days, not by much, but Wednesday's rain was a killer. Attendance was lowest that day, down about 20,000 from last year on the same day. It's really not fair to compare anything to last year, when the fair drew almost 214,000 more visitors than the year before, and 268,000 more than the average attendance over the last ten years.
Thursday's attendance on Food Lion Hunger Relief day (aka "free can day") was 112,822 (same day in 2010 saw 125,573, but in 2009 it was 108,929).
The fair still has two big days left -- the final Saturday and Sunday. The final Saturday is always the biggest day of the year, and there's great weather on tap.
UPDATE: Friday's attendance was the second highest for the second Friday of the fair in 25 years. 94,314 attended the Fair on October 21, fewer than last year's record of 105,073 but more than the previous 2009 record of 90,166. More...
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 2010
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE (2005-2009)
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE (2001-2010) (*includes years with only 10 fair days)
107,112 people attended the North Carolina State Fair yesterday.
Last year's first Sunday attendance was 112,130 (that's the record), but yesterday was still the 2nd highest first Sunday in several years.