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In Festival Guide

State Fair tallies up the results for 2012.

State Fair by the numbers

Wisconsin State Fair officials have announced another year of record-breaking numbers set by the 2012 State Fair.

Among the 920,962 attendees to this year's 11-day fair run, 127,883 of those attended Sunday, Aug. 5, setting a record for the highest single-day attendance in over a decade. The 2012 total also surpassed last year's combined attendance, which came in at 911,231.

Here are more fast facts from the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair:

  • The Wisconsin Bakers Association sold over 375,000 Original Cream Puffs.
  • Catalano's kept fair-goers hydrated with 44,365 lemonades consumed during the 11 days.
  • In the Wisconsin Products Pavilion, the Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill sold 60,358 grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • The Wisconsin Potato Growers served up 56,500 baked potatoes.
  • Fair-goers enjoyed over 31,000 Usinger's Sausages.

The 2013 Wisconsin State Fair will return Aug. 1–11, 2013. For more information and announcements throughout the year, visit


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