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Durham Fair Draws Large Crowd Despite EEE Concerns

While state health officials suggest folks avoid outdoor activities from dusk to dawn because of the threat of EEE, many families and friends enjoyed Saturday evening at the Durham Fair.

While the fair doesn’t have an attendance count yet, a spokesperson tells us the crowds are definitely bigger than last year.

Fair organizers tell us they took the extra step of spraying the fairground perimeter because of community concern.

Fairgoers we spoke to took proper precautions from pesky mosquitoes like layering up and wearing bug spray.

“It was a thought. Absolutely. Hopefully we’re safe, we haven’t seen one,” said Sara Anderson, referring to mosquitoes. “We come up here every year. We love it, the kids love it. We have a blast.”

Many families and friends looking forward to this long weekend to make new memories at the largest agricultural fair in the state….Even if they were interested in different activities on the grounds.

“The first time he brought me here, I watched three hours of demolition derby, not realizing that the fair was closing. I never got to see anything, but demolition derby so I said, ‘we’re coming back,’” Kathy Wynn, of Branford, said.

This is the 100th year of the Durham Fair.

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