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NY State Fair ends with slight boost in attendance
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The 12-day New York State Fair has ended with a slight increase in attendance over last year, with more than 850,000 people visiting the fairgrounds in suburban Syracuse.
Local media outlets report that state Fair officials say Monday's closing-day attendance was nearly 61,000, pushing overall attendance for 2013 to just over 851,000. That compares to about 845,000 last year.
The fair opened on Aug. 22 and closed at 9 p.m. Monday.
The all-time record for attendance was set in 2001, when more than 1 million people passed through the gates at the fairgrounds in Geddes.