NC State Fair attendance tops a million

RALEIGH "We're gonna break a million, we're not gonna just break records, we're gonna break a million," Fair Spokesperson Brian Long said. "And that is truly historic."

On Saturday, the fair set a single-day record of 151,647 and total attendance through Saturday was already a record at 981,320.

The previous record of 877,939 was set last year. The count includes exhibitors and others who get free admission.

Attendance had topped 800,000 in four other years over the past decade.

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