For the first time ever, the North Carolina State Fair has surpassed the 1 million mark in total attendance. Over the course of the fair’s 11-day run 1,091,887 went through the gates.
Going into the final day of the event on Sunday, the fair had already set a new attendance record. State Agriculture Department Spokesman Brian Long said the good weather helped. “Last year we had some cold weather, we had some rainy weather and this year really we’ve had, with minor exception, just fantastic weather the whole time. It’s just really made a difference,” said Long.