Twenty-two presidential candidates, increased consumer confidence and a strong grandstand lineup helped the Iowa State Fair garner record attendance this year.

“It was an excellent, excellent fair,” said Iowa State Fair Manager Gary Slater.

Although two out of 11 days saw rain, the unaudited figures estimate that 1,117,398 people visited the 2015 Iowa State Fair, up 9.9 percent compared to 2014, according to fair officials.

It’s also the highest figure the fair log...


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