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2015 Arizona State Fair draws 1.1 million in attendance

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PHOENIX — The Arizona State Fair came to a close this week and more than 1.1 million people attended the festivities, officials said.

Attendance was down, but officials seemed pleased it was less than 4 percent, citing rainfall that affected five of the 19 days.

The fair opened Oct. 16 and ended Sunday.

The fair made national headlines when GusGus, a baby pygmy goat, was stolen from his pen. The kid was returned safely shortly after its disappearance.

Popular musicians who brought in the crowds in the concert series included Bret Michaels, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield, Sheryl Crow, Jane’s Addiction, Flo Rida and Jason Derulo.

Dates for next year’s fair have been set for Oct. 7-30.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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