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Southwest Georgia Regional Fair sees record-breaking attendance

Southwest Georgia Regional Fair (Source: WALB) Southwest Georgia Regional Fair (Source: WALB)
Skip Nichols (Source: WALB) Skip Nichols (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A record number of people showed up at this past weekend's Southwest Georgia Regional Fair.

The fair manager said they saw the largest crowd they've had in the past 70 years. 

Fair Manager Skip Nichols credits the beautiful weather for attracting folks from all over the state to Albany. 

He said between 50,000 to 60,000 people came through the gates this year. 

Nichols also said they had a record breaking Saturday with about five thousand more people than ever before. 

"It's got smiles on all of our faces," he said. "Not only are we able to do some things to the fairgrounds out here that needed to be done in the past, but because of funds, we were not able to do that, that's going to give us an opportunity to upgrade some things out here." 

Nichols said they're already preparing for next year's fair. 

And because this year was such a success, they said they'll have more funding to have a bigger and better year, while also giving more back to the community. 

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