Fair attendance surpasses 300k

Staff Report

After a year away due to coronavirus, people came back to the Fulton County Fair in droves. For the second time ever, overall attendance surpassed 300,000, according to numbers provided by the Fair.

Total attendance was 315,812 for the 2021 Fulton County Fair, which benefited for comfortable weather. This was the second time the Fair had over 300,000 people attend. The highest was in 2019 when 325,224 attended.

This year’s total bumped the previous 5-year average to 295,946 from 289,170 (2018-2014).

The Fair board is hopeful that the trend of 300,000 attendance figures continues, but only time will tell. Plans for the 165th Fulton County Fair are already in motion. The 2022 Fulton County Fair is scheduled for September 2-8.

“We learn something new every year,” stated Dennis Wyse, Fair board president. “We’re always looking at ways to improve upon things and are open to trying something new.”


Staff Report