WEST ALLIS (WITI) — They’re packing up and moving out, now that the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair has come and gone.
Vendor Paul Gorecki says he’s a little sad it’s over, especially because this was his most successful fair in the past 10 years.
“I would take another 11 days of this. It was great, the weather was awesome, the customers were awesome, everybody was in a great mood. They were spending money and having a great time,” says Gorecki.
More than a million fairgoers walked through the turnstiles, the largest reported attendance since 1969.
Now, State Fair officials are keeping many employees on staff throughout the week to help with the clean-up effort.
“We have about 75 employees that we keep over. A lot of paper picking, a lot of equipment pick-up we have over 200 picnic tables and 250 benches,” says State Fair Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Kenneth Jaeger.