Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

State Fair Hauls In Record Crowd.(New Mexico)

Byline: Tania Soussan Journal Staff Writer

Tinnin Reports 36,000 More Than Last Year

The New Mexico State Fair overcame last year's attendance slump and attracted a record crowd of almost 660,000 people during its 17-day run last month, fair officials said Wednesday.

The fair had about 36,000 more visitors this year than in 1999, fair commission chairman Tom Tinnin said at a morning news conference.

"This was by far the best fair on record," Tinnin said.

The fair's calculations show admission revenue at $1.97 million, up almost 14 percent from last year.

But the fair's total includes $382,570 worth of discounts that fair-goers received through coupons. …

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