Wisconsin State Fair attendance up
The Wisconsin State Fair attractions, competitions, and great weather brought attendance up 19% over 2021.
Public Relations Director Tess Kerksen says 1,003,450 fairgoers visited this year’s event.
By the numbers, more than 10-thousand competitive exhibit and animal entries were judged and showcased at this year’s fair. Also, 320-thousand cream puffs were sold, over 100-thousand ears of sweet corn were served, and the Sporkies first place food vendor, Gertrude’s Pretzels served almost 13-thousand Peno Pretzel Popper bratwerst.
The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction raised $321,950. The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction raised more than $100,000. The Blue Ribbon Dairy Products Auction raised $45,565. A significant portion of funds raised at these auctions benefit Wisconsin’s youth agriculture programs and provide scholarships.