Posts Tagged ‘attendance’

Bad weather threatens future of longtime balloon race

NATCHEZ — After rainy weather hurt attendance at this year’s race, the organization that puts on the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race may not have enough money to open the gates for 2014 without dipping into its reserve fund. If the balloon race is unsuccessful next year, reports The Natchez Democrat, the committee will have […] [...]

Mid-South Fair attendance continues to dwindle

SOUTHAVEN — An estimated 66,000 attended the 2012 Mid-South Fair in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports the attendance was not as good as past fairs in Mississippi but still a number that fair officials consider a success. The event ended Sunday in Southaven, where the 156-year-old fair has been held for the past four years […] [...]

Weather, holiday boosts State Fair attendance

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Fair officially exceeded last year’s total visitors by more than 20,000 people, setting a new attendance record for the fall staple. Billy Orr, executive director of the Fair Commission, tells The Clarion-Ledger at final count 694,221 people came to eat the food, see the sights and ride the rides at […] [...]

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