Avery Hess, 6, pets one of her cousins lambs as she visits the Sheep Barn at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Livestock judging kept 4-H'ers busy on Tuesday. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has finished up for the year.
Nearly 270,000 people walked through the gates, according to numbers released by fair officials.
Here's how that compares to recent years:
• 2014: 269,064
• 2013: 280,175
• 2012: 244,883
• 2011: 235,495
• 2010: 255,315
• 2009: 258,832.
Officials say the fair's 4-H livestock auction set a new record with a preliminary total of $1,156,763.
Our partners at The Elkhart Truth have put together a series of videos highlighting different aspects of this year's fair.