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PRELIMINARY NUMBERS SHOW ATTENDANCE AT THIS YEAR’S ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WAS UP BY 37 PERCENT.

 

CLOSE TO 509 THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED THE FAIR LAST WEEK…UP FROM ABOUT 371 THOUSAND IN 2018. STATE FAIR SPOKESPERSON KRISTA LISSER ATTRIBUTES THE INCREASE TO SEVERAL FACTORS.

 

LISSER SAYS LOWERING THE COST OF ADMISSION DURING THE WEEK TO JUST FIVE DOLLARS ALSO REALLY HELPED, AS WELL AS A SOLID GRANDSTAND LINEUP THAT BROUGHT IN RECORD TICKET SALES AND REVENUE.

 

 

LAST YEAR…FAIR ATTENDANCE WAS A LITTLE UNDER 370 THOUSAND.

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