Weather Blamed For Drop In State Fair Attendance

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Rain and the threat of severe weather are blamed for a drop in attendance at the Nebraska State Fair, which ended Monday.

Heavy rain held down the Grand Island crowds at the beginning of the week and then Sunday's forecast may have kept people home. Sunday's attendance was down 36 percent from last year's final Sunday.

Threats of two-inch hail, 70 mph winds and heavy rainfall on Sunday were topped by the forecast possibility of a tornado. Fair executive director Joe McDermott says it turned out that Grand Island had great weather on Sunday, but he thinks the forecast likely swayed people's decisions about attending the fair.


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