New York State Fair had lower attendance than to 2019 but sales were up

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Great New York State Fair ended on Monday and we have the final numbers on how many people visited.

Around 900,000 visited the fairgrounds in Syracuse this year. That’s down from one million in 2019. The fair ran from Aug. 24 until Sept. 5, which is five days shorter than 2021 state fair.

Despite the dip in attendance, vendors say their sales were way up.

Some of the attractions at the state fair this year included performances from Grammy-nominated country star Jimmie Allen and a butter sculpture that celebrated the role of Title IX in allowing equal participation in sports.

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