State Fair attendance was up at new location

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - So how did the State Fair of Virginia do in it's new location this year? Pretty well, according to new numbers just released.

247,958 people visited Meadow Event Park for the fair's first year there.

That's up from 2008, and beats the average attendance by about 4,000 people.

Not a bad total, especially when you factor in the 25,000 -- fair officials estimate -- stayed home that first saturday, when it was raining most of the day.

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