More than 1 million visit Iowa State Fair
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Nov 26 2013 9:52AM
~ DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officials say there were more than one million visitors at the Iowa State Fair over an 11-day period this year.
The final attendance tally was announced Monday. Visitors came to the fairgrounds in Des Moines from Aug. 8-18.
Other numbers indicate there were more than 6,600 livestock exhibitors with more than 21,700 animals. New foods totaled 18, with items ranging from new flavors of funnel cakes to a shrimp corndog.
Officials say on the philanthropic side of things, more than 46,400 pounds of food were donated as part of a food drive and other events.
The next Iowa State Fair is scheduled from August 7-17 next year.