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Iowa State Fair sets attendance record

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

More than 1.1 million people took in this year's Iowa State Fair, a new record for the gathering.

Fair officials say an estimated, unaudited 1,117,398 people walked through the gates this year, beating the previous best from 2008 by a little more than 8,000 people.

The fair saw attendance climb higher than 100,000 per day seven of the 11 days.  Saturday, Aug. 15 was the most highly attended day, with nearly 116,000 people coming though the gates.

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