The 2013 State Fair is in the history books. Despite low attendance at several of the grandstand concerts the fair drew more people this summer than last. The final numbers for the 2013 fair are 851,157. State Fair officials say that figure amounts to 5,562 more people through the gates over last year.
And now it's time to look ahead to next year: the 2014 Fair runs from August 21, 2014 to September 1, 2014.
Click here for state fair attendance figures dating back to 1972.