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Fair St. Louis to return to downtown St. Louis in 2018

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Fair Saint Louis is returning to the Gateway Arch in 2018.

"I think a lot more people will come back and enjoy the festivities down here. I know I will be coming back down," says Crystal Thomas. 

The fair moved to Forest Park for four years as renovations were undertaken on the Arch grounds.

"Forest Park was fantastic! The folks at Forest Park, folks at Forest Park Forever, the City of St. Louis, we had a great partnership. But, how do you pass up being under the Arch?" says Todd Schuck, chairman of the Fair St. Louis Foundation. 

Fair Saint Louis 2018 will coincide with the completion of the CityArchRiver project, a $380-million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and surrounding areas.

“The Arch now, more than ever, stands as a shining symbol of our great city,” said Schnuck in a news release. “We are excited to be a part of the rebirth of our iconic calling card to the world.”

Fair St. Louis draws many people each and every year. The pay off of that is expected to be major for downtown businesses. 

"It will pay dividends beyond the fair because once people are down here," says Missy Kelley, President of Downtown St. Louis. 

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