INDIANAPOLIS - This year's Indiana State Fair attracted nearly 907,000 attendees. The figure represents a 24 percent increase over last year and is the sixth-highest attendance total in the event's history.

The 17-day fair featured the theme "The Wonderful World of Food," offering what Executive Director Cindy Hoye says is the opportunity "to highlight Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers throughout the state. New features such as the Subaru Skyride and fantastic weather contributed to solid attendance throughout the fair."

The dates for the 2018 Indiana State Fair will be August 3-19.