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Linn County Fair returns, with record crowds


July 21, 2021

FANS enjoy a performance by Blue Oyster Cult at the Linn County Fair. See all photos at:

A record crowd of 34,330 people attended the Linn County Fair that ended Saturday, July 17.

And making the number even more amazing is that the fair ran for three days, not the usual four as in past years, according to Linn County Expo Center manager Randy Porter.

The previous attendance record was 33,707, set in 2018.

"It was an absolute home run," Porter said. "People were tired of being cooped up for the past 18 months. They wanted to get out of the house, spend a little money and have some fun. They did just that."

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