State Fair Officials Pleased With Attendance, Despite Lower Numbers

In its first five days, the North Carolina State Fair has seen attendance drop by more than 60,000 people from the last fair two years ago. It’s a decline that some expected as the continuing COVID-19 pandemic thins out crowds. But those on hand in Raleigh report a happy if partial return to social life. Officials calling the Raleigh fair a success so far in spite of lower totals.