State Fair passes one million visitors mark… again

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The New York State Fair has officially crossed the one million visitors mark in 2017 with one day to go.

The fair season was one day longer this year, starting on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

According to a fair spokesman, 74,497 people showed up on a rainy Sunday.

The tally for the season so far is 1,037,093.

That means, if another 80,537 people visit the fair on Labor Day – the all-time attendance record set last year will be broken.

Fair officials say 121,203 people attended the fair on Saturday. That alone is a record for the second Saturday of the fair….squeaking past the old record by 39 people!

For those keeping score, it was the third time the fair announced a daily record this year.

On the first Sunday of the event this year, a spokesman reported that 123,206 people visited the fair. That’s the most visitors ever recorded on a single day….ever…any day of the week.

Labor Day admission is $1 and all rides on the Midway are $1.

UB 40 plays Chevy Court at 1pm and Kool & The Gang will close out fair performances with a show that starts at 6 pm. The night ends with fireworks.

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