Weber County Fair Has Record-Setting Attendance

Weber County Fair Has Record-Setting Attendance

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Weber County Fair saw record attendance numbers this week, beating last year's numbers by 4,000.

Craig Dearden, chairman of the fair board, said the increase in attendance could be attributed to the quality of entertainment.

On Wednesday night when Willie Nelson performed, attendance was up 3,500 from last year. Thursday's attendance was up, too, he said.

"I think the attendance has been great. We've had lots of people from outside the county coming in, complimenting us on the fairground. That's the best thing to hear," Dearden said.

Overall, about 60,000 people attended the fair throughout the entire week.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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