CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — This year's Wyoming State Fair will be half as long as usual.State Fair Director James Goodrich announced that the event is being shortened from eight days to four days. The State Fair has seen a drop in state financial support because of a downturn in Wyoming's economy.

This year's fair will kick off Aug. 15 and end Aug. 18.

Goodrich says the condensed schedule will increase daily activities on the grounds.

The full schedule of competitions at the fair is still being finalized, and the goal is to include all of the 4H and FFA competitions that have traditionally been a part of the event.

Grandstand events and other traditional fair attractions are being finalized along with the schedule and will be announced soon.