2012 Georgia National Fair Attendance Up by Thousands
Attendance at the 2012 Georgia National Fair was up by thousands over last year.
Fair organizers are grateful for what they are calling perfect weather for 11 days. Attendance rose to 445,395, a 1.2% increase over 2011.
"The 23rd Georgia National Fair was the second best Fair in our history," said Randy Moore, executive director. "It was a very strong Fair" he added.
Fair goers seemed to be big fans of the rides on the midway. Initial gross sales reports from Reithoffer indicate the 2012 Georgia National Fair will be their top grossing Fair in the company's entire history.
Fair goers were also hungry this year! Preliminary sales reports from food vendors show that revenues will at least equal and may possibly surpass last year's record. For many food vendors, their sales were higher than any other fair. The 2011 food sale revenues totaled $2.7 million.
Tickets sales for concerts, however, didn't reach the goals fair organizers had hoped for.
"While the Reaves Arena concerts were good shows, ticket sales did not perform to our expectations," Moore said. "We will begin work immediately to improve the quality offered at our concerts."
Moore stated further: "Overall, we had a very good performance of this year's edition of the Georgia National Fair."
The Georgia National Fair will return to Perry October 3-13, 2013. The 24th Fair's theme will be "There's Magic in the Fair!"