Bad weather on big days and publicity about disruptive teens on the midway meant a 13.6 percent attendance decline at the Florida State Fair, Tampa, down to 382,418 from last year’s 442,910, said executive director Chuck Pesano.

Also, 99 disruptive teens were ejected from the Feb.6-17 fair on opening day and, nearly three hours later, one of them was struck and killed by a car crossing Interstate 4 near the fair.

As day dawned, “it was a typical first day of the fair,&rdqu...


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