Record numbers come through the gates for the 2012 Fair
They say timing is everything and for Pierce County Fair organizers, the 2012 edition illustrated that adage perfectly.
After the hottest July on record, the Fair weekend was the first in weeks this area saw calm and cool weather for an extended period of time and people took advantage.
"Great weather equals great attendance," Fair coordinator Ann Webb said. "And it showed with record gates on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and then, overall."