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State Fair of Texas Sets Food, Ride Sales Record

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    This year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $42 million in coupons sold, organizers say.

    The fair said in a statement that the previous record was $37.3 million worth of coupons in 2010.

    Temperatures that were largely mild and few storms helped bolster the 24-day event, which wrapped up Sunday. It's been held since 1886.

    Among the new attractions this year was an exhibit featuring some memorabilia from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The livestock department also had 12 percent more territory for exhibitors than in 2013.

    The fair offered $3 admission to visitors bringing three cans of food on Wednesdays, and collected more than 242,000 pounds of food. That was an 18 percent increase from last year.
     


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