Fair Attendance Down Slightly, But Sunday Sets Record for G.I.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Attendance dropped slightly this year at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Officials say attendance was nearly 335,000 for the 11-day fair, which ended Monday. That's a drop of 0.6 percent from the 2012 fair, which drew nearly 337,000 people. Officials say the hot, humid weather was a possible reason for the decline. But Sunday set a single-day attendance record for the fair in Grand Island, with 71,355 people coming through the gates. State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott says that is only 367 visotors short of the all-time State Fair single day attendance set in 2009, the last year the fair was held in Lincoln.