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Salem fair goers share memories of year's past

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Salem (WSLS) The 27th Annual Salem Fair wraps up this weekend.

Event organizers said they expect attendance numbers to be up this year in comparison to recent years.

This year's event features new rides and attractions.

Crowds lined up on Friday.

Some came to the Salem Fair for the rides.

"I like the roller coasters but I don't like the Tornado because I got sick on it last year" said Siera Blake, fairgoer.

Roanoke Valley resident, Angela Price, comes to the annual event year after year.

"I come every year because I miss Lakeside, the amusement park we had" said Price.

In previous years, the fair battled the effects of bad weather like in 2012 when Derecho hit.

Last year, organizers saw record numbers despite several rainy days. With better weather this time around, crews hope to see more fairgoers and money come to Salem for the fair.

"For the most part if we can hold on to good weather through Sunday we have the potential to hit a record year this year" said Carey Harveycutter, Salem Fair manager

People from around the world traveled to Southwest Virginia to play games and have a ball.

While they come to the event for different reasons, many people leave the Salem Fair with the same experience of sharing fun times with family and friends.

"We make a lot of fun memories about being scared on the roller coaster" said Blake

The 27th Annual Salem Fair runs through Sunday, July 13th.

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