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Wisconsin State Fair sees highest attendance since '69

WEST ALLIS, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin State Fair had its highest attendance since 1969.

Fair officials said Tuesday that almost 1,031,000 people walked through the turnstiles in West Allis between July 31st and last Sunday. That's one percent more than last year -- which was the first time in 44 years that the state fair attracted over a million customers.

Good entertainment, good exhibits, and good weather are a fair's best friends. And the State Fair was blessed with generally dry and mild days for its 11-day run.

The final weekend attracted over 300,000 fair-goers.

The Wisconsin Bakers Association also reported record cream puff sales of over 400-,000. Over 125,000 rode burlap down the fair's famous yellow Giant Slide.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)