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Committee to evaluate KY State Fair

Fans attending the 2014 Kentucky State Fair. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) Fans attending the 2014 Kentucky State Fair. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After attendance drop by nearly 100,000 in 2014, the Kentucky State Fair Board has named a committee to evaluate the annual event.

The fair, which is held for 11 days every August, has been in existence for more than a century. The 2014 state fair showed the smallest crowd in three decades.

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The 2014 fair also lost more than $200,000 bringing in $9.3 million. Expenses for the event topped more than $9.5 million.

Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, the president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board, says the committee will look at the event from a business point of view and also make sure it is meeting the expectations of the public.

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