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Attendance Down at This Year's State Fair


The State Fair Board announces revenues from this year's fair.  ( photo: Mike Wilson)

The Indiana State fair made money this year, but it wasn't as much as they'd hoped.


Overall the fair attendance dropped 2 percent from last year.  Also, the gate and parking fees were higher for the fair, and some aspects were leaner.  Fair organizers say the excessive heat probably played a factor in the drop in attendance.

There is also a commitment to the State Fairgrounds, as organizers rule out trying anymore paid shows at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.   The fair was trying to get 875,000 people through the gates and ended up with 853,000.


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