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Nebraska State Fair Attendance Dropped for Second Straight Year

Our News partner 1011 Now reported that Attendance for the 2019 Nebraska State Fair dropped by about 10% from 2018’s numbers, and about 25% from 2017, according to numbers released Friday afternoon.

Just over 283,000 people attended during the 11 days. It was the second straight year that the attendance saw a significant decline.

The attendance downturn is being blamed on a second straight year of rainy weather. Heavy rainfall this year caused some flooding on the grounds, and rendered the Fair’s regular parking lots unusable.

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