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Release: Most Successful State Fair Of Texas In 130-Year History

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - According to a press release, the 2016 State Fair of Texas was the most successful fair in its 130-year history.

An estimated 2.4 million people attended the State Fair this year as of Sunday.

The release said the fair generated $56 million in gross coupon sales for food, beverages and rides, which is an all-time record.

"We appreciate the continued support of our fairgoers from both near and far in helping to make this year's Fair a success," says Mitchell Glieber, State Fair of Texas president. "A successful Fair allows us to fulfill our mission of celebrating all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. With 130 years under our Texas-sized belt buckle, we look forward to continuing the Fair tradition in Fair Park for many future generations."

The State Fair of Texas bid farewell for the year as it celebrated its last day Sunday.

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