Crowd at the Varied Industries Building

The Iowa State Fair had great weather to usher in its first weekend...and the attendance shows it.  The fair opened Thursday with over 15 thousand more than last year.  2016's Iowa State Fair had over a million visitors by the time it was done for the year.  The largest attendance in Iowa State Fair history was in 2015 when over 1.1 million people attended.

Attendance at the fair so far:

Thursday, August 10th:   86,408

Friday, August 11th:      103,424

Saturday, August 12th:  120,833

Sunday, August 13th:    112,396

Monday, August 14th:   103,522

Tuesday, August 15th    not reported yet

Here's a map of this year's fair-click on the image to download a .pdf file to your computer: