This Year’s State Fair Crowd Is Smaller So Far Than 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa-- Iowa State Fair officials says attendance numbers are down this year by nearly 8,000 compared to last year.

Through Friday, the fair had seen 897,000 people. Nearly 905,000 had attended the fair last year by that point.

Each attendee spends an average of $100.00, according to a fair spokesperson.

Fair officials will release final numbers on Monday, the day after the fair ends for the year.