INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana State Fair ended Sunday, and attendance numbers were mixed.
Overall, the numbers were down this year.
Over its 17-day run, the fair drew more than 860,000 people. That’s a drop of 40,000 from last year.
However, organizers said, they have one new record to celebrate. More than 91,000 people went to the second $2 Tuesday — featuring a $2 entry and $2 food selections — making it the best-attended weekday ever at the fair.
Also, a stretch of good weather in the middle of the fair led to the second-highest attended five-day stretch in fair history.
About 80,000 people watched the free circus during the fair.