Wisconsin State Fair draws more than 1 million attendees in 2022

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Did you go to the State Fair this year? 

If you did, you were part of a 19% increase in attendance for the fair's 11-day run.

The fair says 1,003,450 people came through the gates, rode the WonderFair Wheel, bought cream puffs, danced to the music and admired the animals between Aug. 4-14.

“After 171 years, the Wisconsin State Fair remains a time-honored tradition for our community and state,” said Shari Black, chief executive officer and executive director of Wisconsin State Fair Park. “The noteworthy attendance of the Wisconsin State Fair is proof that fairs continue to be a mainstay in Wisconsin summers. With another phenomenal State Fair in the books, together as a staff, we look forward to 2023.”

The fair says the Wisconsin Bakers Association served 320,000 Original Cream Puffs to fairgoers and over 100,000 ears of corn were served. 

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction raised $321,950; the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction raised more than $100,000; and the Blue Ribbon Dairy Products Auction raised $45,565.

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