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It's A Fair Season

August 06, 1995

Below, the 15 biggest fairs in the United States and Canada, rated by 1994 attendance figures.

1) State Fair of Texas, Dallas

(214) 656-9931

Sept. 29-Oct. 22

3,298,070 visitors

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2) New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque

(505) 265-1791

Sept. 8-24

1,891,415

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3) State Fair of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

(405) 948-6400

Sept. 15-Oct. 1

1,860,355

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4) Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario

(416) 393-6019

Aug. 18-Sept. 14

1,750,000

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5) Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston

(713) 791-9000

Feb. 17-March 5

1,616,113

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6) Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul

(612) 642-2200

Aug. 24-Sept. 4

1,561,930

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7) Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona

(909) 623-3111

Sept. 8-Oct. 1

1,365,631

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8) Western Washington Fair, Puyallup, Wash.

(206) 845-1771

Sept. 8-24

1,358,614

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9) Florida State Fair, Tampa

(813) 621-7821

Feb. 3-19

1,298,383

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10) Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colo.

(719) 561-8484

Aug. 19-Sept. 4

1,116,978

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11) Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Mass.

(413) 737-BIGE

Sept. 15-Oct. 1

1,115,714

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12) Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.

(604) 251-7763

Aug. 19-Sept. 4

1,110,520

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13) Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa

(918) 744-1113

Sept. 28-Oct. 8

1,102,784

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14) Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary, Alberta

(403) 261-0101

July 7-16

1,082,342

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15) Del Mar Fair, Del Mar, Calif.

(619) 296-1441

June 15-July 1

1,035,000

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Source: Intl. Assn. of Fairs and Expositions

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