Ron spends three days at Wisconsin State Fair as fair hits highest attendance in decades

Tap Milwaukee
By: Katie Klann
August 17. 2015

The Wisconsin State Fair’s attendance topped 1 million for the third year in a row and appears to be the highest in decades.

The fair tweeted Monday morning that from Aug. 6 to Aug. 16 an estimated 1,033,053 people passed through the gates to nibble cream puffs, ride burlap sacks down giant slides and scarf anything and everything on a stick.

“The 2015 #wistatefair is now complete. Thank you to everyone who made this a wonderful one!” the fair tweeted.

The annual two-week event in West Allis drew about 3,000 more attendees than it did last year, which was the largest overall attedance since 1969. Last year’s fair also reported two of its highest paid attendance days in its history, though similar data for this year’s fair weren’t immediately available.

This story will be updated with more fair stats as they become available.

The fair already is counting down the days until the 2016 fair, which begins Aug. 4. (For the record, that’s 353 days away.)