State Fair Sets Modern Day Record

Wisconsin State Fair officials say this year’s fair set a modern-day attendance record. Organizers say 1.1 million people visited the 11-day fair that ended Sunday in Milwaukee. It was the seventh straight year attendance topped 1 million. Officials say the only fair in the 168-year history of the event reporting higher attendance was in 1948, when the fair was 23 days long in celebration of Wisconsin’s Centennial.
That year, the fair drew 1.78 million.