Attendees get a scenic view of the grounds at the end of the day at the Iowa State Fair. (Photo Credit: Iowa State Fair)

Good weather helped to boost attendance at the Iowa State Fair by 1.3 percent over last year’s 1,080,959 to 1,097,142, said GM Gary Slater, in an election year event that saw visits from President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

“We had really good weather and good grandstand shows,” Slater said of the Aug. 9-19 eve...


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