The State Fair of Louisiana came to a close this weekend. This year's carnival was like a roller coaster with some high and low points.
NBC 6 spoke with fair president Chris Giordano and he felt like this year's fair wasn't perfect but it was a success. Giordano's hope at the start of the fair was for it to be better.
One of the biggest changes this year was Crabtree amusements heading ride operations. It hasn't been decided if the company's contract will be renewed next year.
Giordano projects better attendance numbers this year. This year's figures could reach upwards of 430,000. Two rain days did scale back fair hours.
The final weekend of the fair an accident on a ride left a woman in the hospital. 20 year old Klarissa Graves was ejected about 20 feet from a seat on the Fun Factory ride. She remains in the hospital.
Giordano says, "We hate that and our thoughts and prayers are with her family."
The incident remains under investigation. The State Fire Marshal's office, along with Shreveport Police and Louisiana State Patrol are investigating the accident. The exact cause is still unknown at this time. Giordano believes it was purely an accident that happened by chance.