BEREA, Ohio - For Cuyahoga County Fair officials, everything usually comes down to the final weekend when it comes to meeting attendance projections. For the 2012 fair, that was especially the case.
Fair officials told newsnet5.com that, through Friday, attendance was down 15 percent from last year. Officials said rainy weather and an improving economy were the reasons for the decline.
Officials said the fair was typically well attended when the economy was bad.
"This year the economy has bounced a little bit and that could contribute to a little bit of our numbers," said Cuyahoga County Fair Board President Tim Fowler. "People may have traveled a little farther away."
Fowler stated that Saturday was a strong day and that nice weather on Sunday helped make up for lower turnouts during the week.
The fair runs through 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
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