Preliminary figures show nearly 459,000 people attended 2014 New Mexico State Fair last month


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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Preliminary figures show nearly 459,000 people attended this year's New Mexico State Fair.

The event ran from Sept. 10 through Sept. 21.

Fair officials announced Tuesday that 458,379 people attended this year's fair and 420,624 of those were paid admissions.

They say it's the highest attendance so far under the 12-day format implemented in 2012 instead of a 17-day run.

Last year's attendance was about 392,000 with 407,265 people attending the 2012 fair.

This year's attendance was attributed to a number of factors including affordable admission prices and good weather for most of the fair along with more concerts and rodeos.

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