WI State Fair: attendance record

MILWAUKEE  — According to the Associated Press, 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. In all, 1,130,575 people went through the gates at State Fair Park. 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. Before 2002, attendance was estimated. Now, attendance figures are compiled from tickets scanned at the gates.