State fair numbers up from last year

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Springfield - Numbers at the Illinois State Fair were up this year.

 

Early numbers show attendance climbed from last years state fair. Nearly 854,000 people attended this years fair, as of Saturday. A three percent increase from 2012.

 

The concerts also saw a boost, the number of attendees went up two percent from last year. These are preliminary figures. The final count has not been released yet.

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