- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Organizers say an estimated 921,000 people went to this year’s Ohio State Fair, putting the attendance total short of the record crowd from last summer.

The 12-day event in Columbus drew about 61,000 more visitors in 2015, when the weather was clear and sunny for most of the fair’s run.

A statement from General Manager Virgil Strickler says rain and extreme heat on a few days during this year’s fair probably affected attendance.

The 2017 Ohio State Fair will run from July 26 to Aug. 6.

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