Boone County Fair sets attendance record in 2019

BELVIDERE (WREX) — The Boone County Fair has set an attendance record for fairgoers in 2019.

The fair says this year’s fair set an all-time high record with 222,131 people attending the six day event.

The previous record was set just two years ago in 2017 with a little over 211,000 in attendance. Last year the attendance number hit 208,000 with some weather challenges.

“That’s a whole lotta happy!” smiled Lyle Lee, President of the Boone County Fair Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization. “It was a great effort by everyone on the fair board and the hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard to make the Boone County Fair the number one county fair in the state,” continued Lee.

Next year’s fair dates are August 11-16.

Andrew Carrigan

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