Indiana State Fair draws more than 900,000 during ‘Year of the Farmer’

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Indiana State Fair (file photo)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2015) – The Indiana State Fair drew more than 900,000 visitors during the “Year of the Farmer.”

The fair welcomed 907,342 fairgoers during its 17 days, good for the fifth highest attendance on record. Even with a few rainy days at the start and an earlier start date for many schools, the fair still managed a record-breaking opening on Saturday and the best $2 Tuesday in the fair’s history. Four days saw attendance of more than 70,000.

This year’s State Fair featured 12,416 exhibitors and nearly 45,000 exhibits. The fair closed by honoring the achievements of youth competing in 4-H livestock, agriculture and other events. Twenty-four 4-H youth were recognized with monetary awards totaling nearly $100,000.

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