Final Day of Iowa State Fair, Dip in Attendance

Bill Zegers of Newton, Iowa, drives his John Deere 1954 "70" tractor in the Iowa State Fair Parade in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. The parade kicks off the Iowa State Fair which opens Thursday morning. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Andrea Melendez)


By Aaron Hepker

DES MOINES (AP) - It could be your last chance to get frozen s'mores on a stick in Des Moines. Sunday is the last day of the Iowa State Fair.

Dozens of vendors have offered their specialties on a stick, including chocolate-covered peanut butter rounds and marshmallows dipped in chocolate.

On Sunday, festivities include a mullet contest, a country music tribute and a concert by Journey.

Initial attendance estimates by fair officials show a drop in attendance compared with last year. On Friday, about 85,000 people attended the fair. That's down from about 106,000 on the same day last year.

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