From rain to 90°+ heat, the weather at this year's Spokane County Interstate Fair was like a roller coaster.
"Typically our attendance runs about 200,000 for the 10 days. We have been down a little bit because of the beginning opening weather and because it's really hot," Fair Coordinator Jessica McLaughlin said.
For the first nine days of the 2013 fair, 170,00 people came out, which is down from last year. In 2012, the first nine days attracted a crowd of roughly 185,000.
"It's one of those that the fair comes and there's a magic degree for everyone to want to come and play," McLaughlin said.
At the start of the fair, we saw 60s and rain and then five straight 90°+ days.
"Weather is everything in this game," McLaughlin said.
While it may turn some away, fairgoer Brett Henkel said rain or shine, he shows up each year. "Usually doesn't matter how hot it is, we will show up," Henkel said.
"I'd rather it not be rainy, but if it is rainy whatever I'll still come," fairgoer Conner Russell said.