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180th Erie County Fair sets a record at the turnstiles

The 180th Erie County Fair was a hit in more ways than one. It was the biggest ever at the turnstiles.

The Erie County Agricultural Society, which sponsors the 12-day event, announced late Sunday that this year’s attendance was 1,238,456, breaking the previous mark of 1,220,101, set in 2014. Last year's attendance, previously the second-best, was 1,198,789.

The fair opened Aug. 7 and concluded Sunday night. Among this year's highlights was the return of the Sky Wheel, the 80-foot-tall double Ferris wheel.

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