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Ohio State Fair breaks its overall attendance record
The fair attracted more than 900,000 people
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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The Ohio State Fair had their largest attendance ever this year.
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Fairgoers helped the Ohio State Fair break a nine-year-old attendance record. Organizers tell Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow that the weather and word-of-mouth played a huge role.

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More than 903,000 people visited the Ohio State Fair this year, eight percent more than the previous 12-day attendance record set in 2004.

No doubt the nice weather helped bring crowds in;  temperatures hovered around the low 70s and there was little rain.

Virgil Strickler, general manager for the Ohio State Fair, emphasized that breaking the record was a joint effort that included help from Gov. John Kasich and several other state entities.

Strickler says new landscaping and programs have helped the fair evolve into a better, family-friendly atmosphere.

“We’re getting the message out," Strickler says. "I think that people are talking; they see what they’re experiencing here and they’re going out and telling their neighbors."

The record-breaking attendance is even more impressive when you consider that this year’s fair did not have a large concert at Crew Stadium, something that usually draws in big crowds.

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