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Delaware Fair attendance up more than 25 percent

 (Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

(Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

Attendance at the Delaware State fair was up more than 25 percent this year. 

WDEL-AM reports nearly 282,000 people attended the fair over its 10-day run.

General Manager Bill DiMondi says the fair in Harrington got a boost from almost ideal weather conditions on most of the days and nights.

Two of the headline concerts were sold out, and one was a near-sellout.

The midway carnival grossed more than $1 million. That’s up 18 percent from 2013.

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