Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 pm
The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair set a new attendance record for the 167th annual August event.
The Fair announced Tuesday that 1,037,982 people attended this year.
Attendance at the 2018 Fair was up about 1 percent from the 2017 Fair, which was attended by 1,028,049 people.
This was the sixth year in a row that State Fair attendance has topped 1 million.
The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the top 10 in the country in attendance.
Other 2018 Fair notes:
- More than 3,000 exhibitors participated in fair contests.
- Sporkie’s Champion Albanese’s Roadhouse served up 11,500 orders of Deep-Fried Spinach Lasagna Bites. Runner-up Slim’s PBR Park dished out nearly 11,000 orders of French Onion Soup On-A-Stick.
- Fairgoers consumed nearly 400,000 cream puffs, 55,000 grilled cheese sandwiches, 40,000 baked potatoes and 16,000 pork sandwiches.
- Fairgoers took more than 90,000 rides on the WonderFair Wheel and 120,000 people slid on the Giant Slide.
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