Reports on recent attendance at the Dallas, Texas State Fair state that it’s been business as usual for attendees. The economy downturns that have proven destructive to many businesses, financial institutions, and other enterprises across the nation have not seemed to hurt this year’s attendance at the highly patronized annual State Fair.
As reported by NBC 5 News, thousands of people in North Texas were drawn to the fried food and festivities provided by the fair during its 24 day run. However, many were said to cling more tightly to their wallets, sticking to stricter budgets than in previous years. Still, splurges were made on popular items such as the contest winning favorite, fried cookie dough, and this year’s major draw, chicken fried bacon.
Next year’s State Fair is expected to possibly have an even higher attendance due to the addition of the fairgrounds on the DART rail train stops, as well as increased seating at the Cotton Bowl.