Attendance drops at Arizona State Fair

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- The 2014 Arizona State Fair has come to a close with an attendance of 1,147,182 guests passing through the gates during its 18-day run.

Fair attendance was down three percent from 2013, and was higher than annual attendance from 2008 to 2011.

The fair was marred by a brawl on its first night. Dozens of people were arrested.

The tentative 2015 Arizona State Fair dates are Oct. 9 through Nov. 1, open Wednesdays through Sundays.