Greater Baton Rouge State Fair plagued by rain this year
BATON ROUGE- Two straight rain-soaked weekends left the midway a mess at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.
The rain forced organizers keep the gates closed for more than half of the fair's 11-day run this year.
Fair officials called the record-breaking rainstorms the worst weather for the fair since 1985, when Hurricane Juan circled over Baton Rouge twice in a week.
Although final attendance and revenue figures for the fair won't be in until next week, Cliff Barton, the fair's chairman, says the fair will be lucky to break even this year.