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Attendance up at state fair following renovations

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The New York State Fair in Syracuse is in its final weekend. Already this year, attendance is up.

This is the first fair following a $50 million state renovation.  Wider boulevards were created for fair-goers. Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will propose a second round of renovations for the fairgrounds next year.

Acting Director Troy Waffner says this year's fair has drawn more repeat visitors than in the past.

"Fair-goers love the landscaping and wider boulevards," Waffner said. "But the vendors want to narrow the aisles next year to force people more into a chute, creating a better business environment."

Waffner says the fair has drawn more visitors from Western New York, following a major state advertising push.