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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.

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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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