DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Organizers called the 2013 Montgomery County Fair a success before it even wrapped up Monday night.
An estimated 100,000 people attended the fair this year, although its unclear how much revenue the six-day event generated.
Still, organizers are confident attendance totals will be better this year than in 2012. Poor weather conditions put a damper on attendance last year. Officials said it was down 12% when compared to 2011.
2013 will not mark the final Montgomery County Fair in downtown Dayton, near the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital. This comes after sources told 2News the fair board was considering buying new land and selling the current property on south main street. According to the Montgomery County Auditor, the property is valued at nearly $3.4 million.
Vice President of the Fair board, John Yancik, said the event will be in the same location in 2014, but explained a decision has yet to be made on whether the fair will move to a different location in the future.
"That is several months down the road," said Yancik. "A lot of community people will be involved and we don't know where that is going right now. Its a tough question to address at this time."
Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley released a statement to 2News earlier this summer reading;
"There are discussions currently underway between the fair board and interested parties. The board of count commissioners are supportive of these efforts if an agreement can be reached, and if that agreement makes financial sense for all parties."
It has not been confirmed where the fairground would go if the current property is sold. However, 2News learned of two potential properties. The first is in Clay Township, near National Road and State Route 49. The other is is Brookville, near Arlington Road and the I-70 interchange.
Organizers expect to release official attendance and revenue numbers next week.
A blast of frigid Arctic air delivered snow overnight, making the morning commute a potentially slick ride.
Parts of Montgomery County saw up to 3.5 inches of snow Tuesday, while areas to the north saw as little as half an inch of snow.
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