LA State Fair attracts thousands

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Some people go to the State Fair of Louisiana for the thrill of the rides. Others go for the adventurous cuisine.

This year's heart attack waiting to happen is the Krispy Kreme burger, a ground-beef patty sandwiched between two doughnuts. Those really want to push the limits can add bacon and cheese.

Chris Giordano, president and general manager of the State Fair of Louisiana, tells The Times of Shreveport that the 104th year of the fair set an opening-day record Thursday with almost 40,000 people.

The fair runs through Nov. 7 in Shreveport.

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