Indianapolis—Breaking records! The state fair comes to an end, and officials say more people turned out this year than ever.
Officials extended the fair this year to 17 days, adding an extra weekend in the process.
"It's probably been at least 15 years since I've been to the state fair - it's changed a lot. It's nice," said Tom Ousley from Virginia.
"It's always sad to see it end, but we've enjoyed it a lot," said Wayne Ousley from Madison County.
Fair officials hoped for 900,000 attendees. They hit that and broke the record set 5 years ago in 2004. The previous record then was 900, 365.
"We didn't know exactly how people would make the transition with 5 extra days but people turned out. They came more than once and it was a really good fair," said Indiana State Fair spokesperson Andy Klotz.
The final figures won't be available until Monday, but officials estimate more than 965,000 people passed through the gates in 2009. The fair will run 17 days for at least the next 2 years.