Wisconsin State Fair Park Officials are pleased to announce that the 160th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, ended on a high note.
Hundreds of thousands of loyal Fairgoers came out to celebrate during the Fair's annual 11-day run and take advantage of family-friendly pricing, diverse entertainment and fair traditions. Mother Nature was "fairly" kind this year, offering a few hot, humid days and a couple days of light rain, but mostly beautiful blue skies and light breezes, providing Fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy all that the Fair has to offer.
"It was a tremendous Fair despite the tough start," stated Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin State Fair Park Rick Frenette. "We are appreciative of the collaboration and efforts of the State Patrol, West Allis Police Department, and Milwaukee Police Department to assure our Fairgoers that the Fair is a safe, fun experience for our guests. We look forward to continuing to work with them for the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair and beyond."
"The attendance this year shows, that more than ever our Fairgoers are passionate about the Wisconsin State Fair, and they showed amazing support for us this year," stated Patrice Harris, communications manager. "We are thrilled that each year they come out to enjoy the new things we have to offer and the traditions of the Fair – the agriculture, food, music, attractions, contests and activities."
In addition to a four percent increase in attendance, initial revenue reports reflect a significant increase of 5.6%.
2011 ATTENDANCE 911,231
+4.0% over 2010
AUGUST 4 HUNGER TASK FORCE DAY 45,133
149,500 pounds of food donated to
Hunger Task Force
AUGUST 5 DISCOVERWISCONSIN.COM DAY 5,145
2011 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR RESULTS / ADD ONE
AUGUST 8 SPRECHER BREWING CO. $6 BEFORE 6PM 10,047
AUGUST 9 KOHL'S FAMILY VALUE DAY 27,559 Adults/ 13,073 Youth
AUGUST 11 U.S.CELLULAR $5 after 5pm 4,214
AUGUST 14 MILITARY & VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY
COURTESY OF BUDWEISER 2,162
Wisconsin Bakers Association Original Cream Puffs 355,478
Artic Glacier Pounds of Ice 550,425
Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 52,143
Joey's Seafood & Grill Fish Tacos 1,480
Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Chocolate Covered Cranberries On a Stick 7,800
Apollo Gyros Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Hotdogs 4,763
WI Cattlemen's Association Ribeye Sandwiches 16,400
Budweiser Pavilion Deep Fried Beer 7,065 orders; 35,325 pieces
Cedar Crest Ice Cream Maple Bacon Sundaes 2,500
Mille's Sausage Sandwiches 26,000
Brad & Harry's Cheese Curds Pounds of Cheese used 5,700
Open Exhibitors: 701
Junior Exhibitors: 1579
Miscellaneous Exhibitors (cheese, meat, dogs, etc.): 371
Textiles, Horticulture, Crafts & Culinary Exhibitors: 567
Total Number of Exhibitors: 3218
2011 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR RESULTS / ADD TWO
Kids Quad Jump: 14,388
Ribbons and Plaques Awarded: over 28,000
The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 2 – 12, 2012. The Wisconsin State Fair offers an original experience to all that attend and is a phenomenal value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, please visit WiStateFair.com or join the conversation at facebook.com/wistatefair and twitter.com/wistatefair.