Attendance up for the Appalachian Fair

The Appalachian Fair is celebrating its 89th year in Northeast Tennessee with a big jump in attendance.

According to Phil Booher, Fair Manager, attendance is up 30 percent from last year. He said 136,000 people attended the fair between Monday and Thursday.

Booher said the weather played a role in bringing people out to the fair, but that they also try to make sure everyone has a great time.

“We have a little bit of everything for everybody, we’ve got our main stage entertainment where we’ve had a lot of popular names, we’ve got the midway, which everybody loves to ride the midway, we’ve got the demolition derby,” Booher said.

He said this year, the fair was moved back a week due to scheduling conflicts with the carnival, but that the fair will return to its normal week next year.

Saturday, August 29th is the last day for the Appalachian Fair this year.

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