Fair attendance shows increase
Attendance for the 2013 Red River Valley Fair which just completed its six-day run July 9 through July 14 have been estimated at 117,000 an increase over last year's figures of 105,000 visitors.
Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz stated, "We are extremely pleased with the attendance and ticket sales for 2013. The weather played a large role in the amount of attendance and sales. We also had a phenomenal grandstand line-up. Hunter Hayes pulled 18,200 on Friday, July 12 and The Band Perry estimated 21,000 in attendance. We couldn't be happier."
Grandstand attendance for the week was increased over 2012 estimated at 63,000 compared to 51,000 in 2012. "Our grandstand shows are free with gate admission and it shows that the audience approves of the pay-one-price concept," stated Schulz.
"No Rain, top notch carnival rides and popular entertainers was certainly a factor in our attendance," Schulz added. "The high heat index didn't keep people away. Overall the Red River Valley Fair and the Murphy Brothers Exposition are happy with the results."
Thanking staff, department superintendents and volunteers for their efforts, Schulz pledged to continue to offer high quality family entertainment at an affordable price for the 2014 Fair with dates set for July 8-13. For more information visit redrivervalleyfair.com.