Fair Organizers Optimistic about Success of Georgia National Fair
The last day for the Georgia National Fair was on Sunday and organizers said it has been another successful year because of the weather.
"It's such a huge improvement over last year, “Fair Communications Director, Michele Treptow said. “We had four days of rain last year and this year it has just been very good nice weather."
Good weather ,which organizers said, brings more people to the fair. Last year 439,931 people came out. Organizers wouldn't say if they think they've eclipsed that number this year, but have said they know it’s been a success.
"Looking very good and we'll have that final number tomorrow morning but so far so good," Treptow said.
Commercial and food vendors also agree that the 23rd annual fair has been a success.
“It's been good, “Trapper Jack’s Carving Place owner, Bob Burkhardt said. “It's been better this year. It seems like you know people have a good attitude.”
Organizers said they don't just measure success by how many people come out every year, but by how many of those people keep coming back. Organizers will be meeting this week to review the fair and begin discussions for next year’s fair. The theme will be "There's Magic in the Fair" and will be October 3-13, 2013.