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West Virginia state fair organizers report strong sales

September 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the State Fair of West Virginia say attendees spent record amounts of money on food and carnival rides this year.

WCHS-TV reports that state fair organizers said $2.5 million was spent on food and more than $1.1 million went to carnival ride gross sales this year.

Kelly Collins is chief executive officer of the fair. Collins said in a news release that overall attendance was more than 160,000 at the 95th annual fair, which was held Aug. 8 to Aug. 17 in Greenbrier County.

Collins said attendance at the fair was about average.

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Information from: WCHS-TV, http://www.wchstv.com

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