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Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson From sun up to sun down, the Douglas County Fair drew good-sized crowds during its four-day run that wrapped up on Sunday. However, the scorching mid-day heat on the weekend may have discouraged some from going to the fair. A special souvenir edition of the Douglas County Fair will be printed in Friday's newspaper.

Fair sizzles: Heat helps, hurts fair crowds

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This year's Douglas County Fair was a sizzler - both in temperature and attendance.

The rising heat and humidity, however, may have kept the attendance down on Saturday and Sunday, according to Dale Buchholz, secretary/manager of the Douglas County Agricultural Association, the organization in charge of running the Douglas County Fair.


At an estimated 49,000 guests visiting the fair this year, Buchholz said that was about a 2 percent increase over last year's attendance.

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