Wisconsin State Fair reports record-breaking attendance numbers
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin State Fair saw record-breaking attendance numbers in 2019 with more than a million people visiting during the event's 11-day run.
State Fair officials say 1,130,572 people came out to the fair this year, the highest number ever with the exception of 1948 when the State Fair ran for 23 days.
On average, 102,779 people came out each day. Organizers say fairgoers took more than 120,000 trips down the Giant Slide and more than 400,000 cream puffs were sold.
It's estimated the State Fair generates more than $200 million in direct and indirect economic impact per year.
The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Aug. 6 – 16.