2018 Ohio State Fair sees 13 percent increase in visitors from last year

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State Fair saw more visitors in 2018 than in 2017.

According to a release from the Ohio State Fair, there was a 13 percent increase in visitors during the 12-day run in 2018, than in 2017.

In total, an estimated 908,306 attendees entering the gates between July 25 and August 5.

“Our attendance is always very weather-dependent,” explained General Manager Virgil Strickler. “We usually see a slight dip in our attendance with rough weather, and the rain on Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week was no exception. Despite that, an impressive crowd of happy fairgoers turned out to experience our Fair’s entertainment, livestock shows, education and activities.”

More than 170,000 people came to the Ohio State Fair during its first three days in 2018 a year after the Fireball tragedy. In 2017, more than 120,000 came during its first three days. 

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