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W.Va. state fair CEO says 2013 event was success, despite rain that reduced attendance
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
The State Fair of West Virginia's CEO says this year's event was a success, despite rain that reduced attendance.
Rain fell on five days during the fair's eight-day run in August in Fairlea.
Joliffe says 67 percent of fairgoers who responded to an online survey rated their experience at the fair as above average or excellent.
There were an estimated 4,000 entries in the livestock, 4-H/FFA or home arts and garden competitions. Winning exhibitors were paid a total $175,000 in award premiums.
The fair also collected 20,000 pounds of food which was distributed to six area food banks, along with cash donations.