+ MENU

State Fair draws more than a million in attendance for fourth straight year

For the fourth straight year, the Wisconsin State Fair cracked a million in attendance.
For the fourth straight year, the Wisconsin State Fair cracked a million in attendance. (Photo: Bobby Tanzilo)

The OnMilwaukee Summer Festivals Guide is presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Create your summer story by participating in casino wide promotions with the chance to win big. This summer I will own it! Click here for more details.

The numbers are in on the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, and for the fourth straight year, out fine state's cream puff-apolooza cracked a million in attendance.

The State Fair reported today that 1,015,815 people attended this year's edition. For comparison's sake, over the past four years of breaking one million in attendance, that hefty total ranks behind last year's total (1,033,053) and 2014 (1,030,881), but still comes out ahead of 2013's attendance (1,012,552).

The State Fair also tallied up some other fun 2016 fair facts, including that this year's fest hosted 1,065,000 rides on SpinCity, used 660,000 pounds of ice and sent 150,000 slides down the Giant Slide. 

And then there are the food freakshow numbers, including:

That's just plain impressive, Wisconsin. 

Look forward to racking up some more impressive numbers next year when the Wisconsin State Fair lights back up Aug. 3-13.