Final numbers show it was a good year for the Wisconsin State Fair. Total attendance this year was 920,962 up from 911,231 last year and the highest attendance in more than a decade. This year’s fair set a single-day attendance record when 127,883 went through the gates on Sunday, August 5th.
There were more than 3,400 exhibitors at the fair this year, the 26 animals in the Governor’s Red, White and Blue Livestock Auction sold for $221,000, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction raised $88,300 for the 4-H Foundation and the Blue Ribbon Cheese and Butter Auction generated $35,000 for the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board to support the House of Moo dairy education center at the fair and scholarships.
The Wisconsin Bakers Association sold over 375,000 cream puffs during the fair’s 11-day run this year compared to 355,478 in 2011.