A lot of people attended the 2018 Central Washington State Fair but attendance was down from 2017 say fair officials. This year 321,600 people passed through the gates during the 10 day run of the fair. That's compared to 326,273 people who attended the fair last year. Fair officials say the weather helped increase the crowds at the event on a daily basis. They say they're already planning for the 2019 Central Washington State Fair.