269,000 visitors attended fair this year

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New numbers show this year's attendance at the Virginia State Fair was the second largest since 1998.

The 11 day event that ended drew nearly 269 thousand visitors.

It's the biggest crowd since the fair moved to the Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

Fair officials attribute the strong attendance to new discounts for young children and senior citizens, as well as a strong concert lineup.

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