State Fair Attendance Down

Stormy weather and hesitancy over COVID-19 may be blamed for lower attendance at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair. 

Over the 11-day run a little over 841 thousand people walked through the gates. Wisconsin State Fair Park C-E-O Kathleen O’Leary says seeing smiling faces come in after 724 days “was a tremendous accomplishment.” 

More than eight thousand animals were entered in competitions and seven thousand competitive exhibit entries were judged.  Twenty-five hundred exhibitors took part in livestock shows, horticulture, textiles, crafts, culinary, cheese, meat, wine, and other competitions.