HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) The 2011 Kansas State Fair was profitable, but some numbers fell below figures for 2009 and 2010.
The Hutchinson News reports that the numbers from the fair’s board of directors show that total audited attendance for the 2011 fair came in at about 339,000. That was nearly 4.2 percent behind 2010, and only the fifth-best year in the past 10 years.
The 2011 attendance was however better than the 10-year attendance average.
Receipts for gate admission totaled about $1.2 million for the year. That’s off about $86,200, or about 6.5 percent, from 2010.
Opening day attendance was up 3 percent over last year and, though the opening weekend was actually one of the worst for attendance since 2005, Monday’s crowd was the best in at least a decade.