Attendance up at this year's Northwest Washington Fair

The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden concluded its six-day run Saturday Aug. 20 with its highest single-day attendance in recent history: 43,138 people.

This year’s total attendance of 219,292 was up 1.3 percent from the centennial celebration in 2010. The Northwest Washington Fair’s board of directors considers any fair drawing over 200,000 a financial success.

“The larger carnival and the improved quality of commercial food vendors both were well received by fairgoers,” Jim Baron, general manager of the Northwest Washington Fair, said in a press release. “We’re thankful to all of the exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors who make this one of the top fairs in the state. With attendance like this, we’ll continue to draw top entertainers to Northwest Washington.”

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