- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials say this year’s Kentucky State Fair drew 564,937 people during its 11-day run in Louisville.

The Kentucky State Fair Board says in a statement that good weather, free concerts and special offers, like a day of free admission for members of the military, helped draw crowds.

Kentucky State Fair Board president Mark Lynn says the goal is to attract people with lower prices and a high-quality experience.

Officials say automated scanners with improved software makes this year’s count of fairgoers the most accurate in history. Last year, about 600,000 people attended the fair.

Next year’s state fair is set for Aug. 17-27.

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