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Attendance off in fair's preview day

Posted October 14, 2016

An intense squirt gun race at the North Carolina State Fair on October 21, 2015. (Photo by: Jerome Carpenter/WRAL Contributor)

With half of the state suffering the historic flooding aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, attendance at the North Carolina State Fair was significantly down from the same day last year.

Thursday’s attendance was 36,560 compared to 50,327 on the first Thursday of 2015.

The fair runs through Oct. 23.


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