Nearly 1 million people attended the Indiana State Fair this year
Fair also saw two world records broken
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INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly one million people visited the Indiana State Fair this year – a new attendance record, and a 15 percent increase from last year.
Fair officials said 978,296 people attended the fair this year. They're crediting a mixture of good weather and successful programming for the banner year.
"Everything seemed to work this year,” State Fair Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. “We knew we would have a challenge with the Coliseum under construction and more schools moving to a balanced calendar, but our plan and the weather worked out well and we are very proud to have hosted so many people. It’s been one of the most memorable fairs we’ve ever had.”
Other highlights of the fair included the world's largest drive-through breakfast, which was served to fairgoers on Friday, and the world's largest popcorn ball, created by Pop Weaver, Snax in Pax and Indiana's Family of Farmers.
The record- breaking popcorn ball was 8 feet in diameter, with a circumference of 24 feet, 9 inches. It weighed in at 6,510 pounds.
Next year's state fair will run from Aug. 1 – 17.
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