Weather to blame for lower Iowa State Fair attendance

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – Weather is being blamed for a drop in attendance at this year’s Iowa State Fair.

Some days were rainy, some extra hot and humid and some apparently were just right for going to the fair, which ended Sunday. The attendance for the 11-day fair was 1,031,278. That’s a drop of about 86,000 from last year’s record-breaking 1,117,398.

Fair CEO Gary Slater said that “the numbers weren’t down because of any other reason other than weather.”

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