Officials: Attendance Down at Iowa State Fair

Created: 08/18/2014 9:44 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 1 million people went to the Iowa State Fair this year, but attendance was down.
Fair spokeswoman Lori Chappell tells The Des Moines Register ( ) that preliminary records show nearly 1,016,000 people attended the fair during its 11-day run. The fair ended Sunday.
It's the lowest attendance since 2010, when just over 967,000 people went to the fair.
About 30,000 more people went to the fair in 2013 than this year. The largest attendance in fair history was about 1.1 million people in 2008.
Chappell says rainy weather on the first day of the fair probably hurt some attendance. She added officials will study the attendance numbers to keep track of any trends.
Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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8/18/2014 5:43:41 PM (GMT -5:00)

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