SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — Just five days into festivities, the Illinois State Fair has set a record for grandstand revenue.
According to the state, grandstand ticket revenue stood at $2,099,435 at the end of business day Tuesday, breaking the all time record of $2,082,076 set in 2016.
“Illinoisans from all over are coming together to celebrate everything that makes our state so special,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “The energy and excitement this year is amazing to see and I’m thrilled that so many families could join us for what is now a record-breaking fair.”
“We’re thrilled at the excitement we’re seeing across the fair this year as Illinoisans take part in all of the entertainment and activities we have to offer,” said State Fair Manager, Kevin Gordon. “With more fair to come and several great acts yet to take the stage, there’s no doubt our numbers will continue to grow.”
State officials say the grandstand is 1,051 tickets away from breaking the record for all-time tickets sold.