Midway at the Arizona State Fair, Phoenix.

Attendance is picking up at the Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, with the fair growing another 3.5 percent over last year, from 1,041,328 to this year’s 1,077,891.

That’s good news for fair officials, who saw attendance numbers dip to 961,436 in 2009.

“The economy was hitting hard at that point,” said Kristi Walsh, director of marketing.

The fair hit its high mark in 2006 with 1,303,690, but officials will take the 201...


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