State Fair officials met this week to review the big event. There’s really no time to rest. The Wisconsin State Fair ended its 11-day run Sunday night, but officials are already planning for next year’s event.
Wisconsin State Fair Park communications manager Patrice Harris says Fair Park staff keeps notes during the big event, constantly looking for ways to make improvements. “Last year one of the things that was big on our list was improving the creature comforts; you saw a lot more seating and shaded areas on the grounds this year.”
Harris says they’ll create internal taskforces to discuss their findings. They look at even the littlest things, like shaded areas. She says fairgoers don’t think they are so little. “And we don’t either. We really respond to the feedback that our fairgoers provide us and also things that we notice,” whether it’s better signage or wider aisles.
Harris says their goal is to make it a better experience for visitors.
Attendance at this year’s State Fair increased over last year, to more than 911,000 visitors, despite the unprecedented mob-like violence on opening day, which resulted in nearly three dozen arrests.