After losing money last year and two big name concerts this year, Kentucky State Fair officials say they still expect a big year. State Fair officials say they’ve called an audible after losing Aretha Franklin to a scheduling issue and Meghan Trainor to a medical issue but says they will still have an 11 day event that is worth the price of admission. State Fair President and CEO Rip Rippetoe they do have an eye on the fair’s bottom line after recording a loss in 2014, something he called an anomaly, but says they still aim to put on a good show. He says the number of entries is about the same as last year with some lower numbers in some ag categories that were affected by flooding in western Kentucky. Rippetoe says they are aiming for a total attendance of around 600,000 over the 11 day run of the fair.