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Family-friendly Pricing, Diverse Entertainment, and Fair Traditions Abound at 2011 Wisconsin State Fair
Wednesday August 31st, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Patrice Harris, Communications Manager
414.750.1415 ~ Patrice.Harris@wisconin.gov
THE 2011 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR…IT’S A WRAP
WEST ALLIS, WI – August 15, 2011 – 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 this evening at 10pm.
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.”
Over 28,000 ribbons and plaques were awarded during the run of the fair, along with 30 FREE entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, and 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.
A few fun fair facts from the Wisconsin State Fair: among other vendors, 35,325 pieces of Deep Fried Beer were served at the Budweiser Pavilion, 5,700 pounds of cheese were used at Brad & Harry’s Cheese Curds, 550,425 pounds of ice were used by Artic Glacier, and 7,800 chocolate covered cranberries on a stick were served by Wisconsin Cranberry Growers.
The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 2 – 12, 2012.
Congratulations on a great fair!