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Mississippi State Fair sets record with 733,151 attendees

Officials say the 2016 Mississippi State Fair has set a new attendance record. Multiple news outlets report that fair organizers say 733,151 people came out to this year’s fair, which is about a 13 percent increase from 2015 and four percent more than the attendance record set in 2014. This year marked the 157th fair. The event kicked off Oct. ...

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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 one of the state’s largest ...

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