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Wisconsin State Fair Sets Another Attendance Record
USAgNet - 08/14/2019

Organizers of the 168th Wisconsin State Fair say a record 1,130,572 people went through the gates during its 11-day run this month, which is also the seventh year in a row where attendance exceeded a million visitors. Fair Spokesperson Kristi Chuckel says near-perfect weather and good entertainment helped bring out the crowds each day.

"The only State Fair in the history of the event reporting higher attendance was in 1948 when the fair was 23 days long in celebration of Wisconsin's Centennial year," Chuckel said. "The attendance that year equated to an average of 77,688 people per day. The 2019 average daily attendance was 102,779."

She adds that more than 3,600 exhibitors participated in fair contests, including agriculture, art, horticulture, culinary and more. Fairgoers also enjoyed 60,000 grilled cheese sandwiches at the Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill, 41,000 Wisconsin Baked Potatoes and 20,000 Butterfly Pork Sandwiches at the Pork Shoppe.

The 2019 fair also sold over 400,000 cream puffs and thousands of glasses of lemonade. Another 120,000 visitors slid down the Giant Slide.

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