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Fair off to a great start
Weather helps break record opening day
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Caroline Blair, left, and Peyton Jones enjoy a ride together Thursday during the opening day of the Cumming Country Fair & Festival. The annual event runs through Oct. 14. - photo by Autumn Vetter
As predicted, sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted the first guests to this year’s Cumming Country Fair & Festival.The pleasant weather lead to record attendance for Thursday’s opening, said Donna Cruse, fairgrounds administrative assistant. She said Thursday’s attendance reached 12,270, topping the previous record of 12,150 for an opening night. “With the weather we had, it was awesome,” Cruse said.