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Rainy Days Hit State Fair of Texas in Coupon Books, Sales Drop by Millions

This year’s payment from the fair to the city will be significantly lower this year than past years because of the precipitation, official says

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    Raw: Big Tex Dismantled Wednesday in Fair Park

    Crews dismantled Big Tex from his podium at Fair Park Wednesday morning despite heavy rain. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018)

    After record-setting rains, the State Fair of Texas’ coupon sales this year were predictably gloomy: a drop of nearly $9 million versus last year’s totals.

    The complete picture of the fair’s revenues and expenses won’t be released until April, but the fair on Wednesday released the coupon-sales figures — which make up the lion’s share of the fair’s overall revenue. Coupons — used for food, drinks and rides — accounted for $45.3 million in revenue in 2018, down from 2017’s $54.2 million and 2016’s all-time high of $56 million.

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