The nice weather is being credited with attracting nearly 600,000 visitors to this year's Kentucky State Fair.

This year just over 586,000 people went to the fair.  That number is down only slightly from last year.

The fair board says the number of exhibitors, school kids, and people attending concerts were down.

High gas prices could be to blame.  But the board says full-price gate admissions were up more than 10,000 over last year.