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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  150th Fair nets 90,091

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  • Managing Editor DYBERRY TWP.- The 150th edition of the Wayne County Fair was held August 3-11, 2012. Fair President Roger Dirlam said they had a very good year with 90,091 paid attendants, though short of their record a few years ago.?There was rain on Sunday and on Thursday and Friday nights, which always affects how many attend. “Everybody is waiting for that big 100, but I think we would need nine perfect days [of weather],” he commented. This year’s attendance was a bit more than 6,000 over last year.?The Jake Owen country music concert Thursday night had a packed grandstand. He continued his performance from 7 p.m. until 8:29 p.m. when lightning forced an early conclusion. Owen was singing in the rain for a while before that, Dirlam noted, equipment and all.?People stayed safe, Dirlam reported, not having heard of any serious incidents during the fair.?Dirlam expressed thanks to all who came out and supported their sesquicentennial fair. Sale of the 150th anniversary history book was brisk, but there are plenty remaining for people to buy. The $5 book is available at Dirlam Bros. Lumber Company, Route 191 south of Honesdale; Honesdale National Bank on Main Street and at the Wayne County Visitor’s Center on Commercial Street, Honesdale.?Upcoming fairs:?• The 155th Harford Fair in New Milford, PA (Susquehanna County) is set Aug. 20-25. For a schedule and more details pick up a brochure, call (570)434-4300 or visit online at www.harfordfair.com.?• The 95th annual GDS Fair (Greene-Dreher-Sterling) in Newfoundland is scheduled Aug. 28-Sept. 3. For the GDS fair schedule and other information, pick up a brochure, call (570)676-4047 or visit online at www.gdsfair.com.

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