MACON, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia State Fair board has delayed a decision on whether to hold the event in 2012.
The state fair has been held in Macon consecutively since 1851, with the exception of four years during the Civil War and in 2009, when the Exchange Club of Macon changed the fair dates from October to the following April-May.
The Telegraph newspaper in Macon reports that Fair president Don Johstono said the board met Thursday and considered not having the fair next year, but put off a decision for a month.
Johstono says the fair has become less successful because of competition from the Georgia National Fair in Perry. He says attendance at this year's fair was estimated at 35,000 to 40,000, a little higher than last year.