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State Fair Attendance up 40 Percent

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Forty percent more people attended the State Fair of Virginia this year.

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Greg Hicks says the 10-day fair attracted 229,000 people, up from 160,000 a year ago.

According to the Free Lance-Star, Hicks attributed the increase to better promotion, word-of-mouth and good weather. It didn't rain the entire time.

This is the first year that the fair was run completely by the Farm Bureau Federation.

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