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Dubuque County Fair Association: Large crowds will help pay debt

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Dubuque County Fair Association is hoping larger crowds means less money they'll have to borrow from the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. In May, organizers with the fair asked the Dubuque County Supervisors for a $100,000 loan.

"We hope to have about 60-70,000 people (at the fair). We've been a bit under that mark just over the last four years," Fair Manager, Jamie Blum said.

Blum said the lower attendance is caused by the unpredictable weather during the six day fair.

"It's hard to blame the weather, but at the same time when you are doing an outdoor event you know you have to be weather proof and you know we can't," Blum said.

The Dubuque County Supervisors and the Dubuque County Fair Association met once more since their first meeting in May. Blum said the Supervisors wanted the organizations to again touch base after this years county fair .

Blum said this year's fair has seen more visitors already than it did at this time last year. She said she's hopeful the large crowds will continue into the weekend.

"We just hope that we make a nice profit so we can take care of some of the debt that we talked about earlier and continue to just grow and do bigger and better things," Blum said Wednesday.

Blum said if the crowds continue this weekend, the organization will be able to pay some of their debt.

The Dubuque County Fair will continue at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds until July 27, 2014.

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