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MORE THAN 372 PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT OUT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS DURING THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF THE FAIR. THAT’S BELOW THE 413 THOUSAND THAT VISITED DURING THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. BUT GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SAYS MORE PROMISING WEATHER AND POPULAR CONCERTS WILL HELP BOOST NUMBERS.

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ATTENDANCE TOOK A HIT ON LAST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, WHEN WET WEATHER PLAGUED THE AREA. UPCOMING CONCERTS INCLUDE PARMALEE…AND JAKE OWEN.

WHEN RAIN PLAGUED MUCH OF THE DAY AND THE TWILIGHT PARADE HAD TO BE CANCELLED. BUT NUMBERS HAVE SINCE PERKED UP…WITH AN ESTIMATED 372 THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITING DURING THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF THE FAIR SAYS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN.

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ATTENDANCE SOARED LAST SUNDAY…BEATING LAST YEAR’S FIGURED, DUE IN PART TO THE SOLD OUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CONCERT THAT NIGHT. UPCOMING GRANDSTAND CONCERTS INCLUDE PARMALEE, JAKE OWEN, THE CADILLAC III AND ROBIN THICKE.

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