Counting is fun

Every year, we get lots of questions about attendance at the N.C. State Fair. And every year, we base attendance figures on the number of admission tickets sold plus the count for children and senior citizens who get in free. But every year, there are days when we’d swear on a funnel cake that there are more people on the fairgrounds than the official numbers show. The reason for that, of course, is that there are A LOT of people working or volunteering at the Fair, competing in livestock shows and other contests, or covering the Fair for media outlets….

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