Sheep Thrills; lots of 'em!
Sheep Thrills; lots of ’em!

Ten days of sunshine, beautiful weather and a killer campaign helped bring long lines at vendors’ booths, busy buildings and a packed midway. Attendance was 354,184 — the best since 1998. Teen Disney star Selena Gomez brought thousands of young fans to the fairgrounds, which resulted in a $20,000 increase. And it was a great year for the midway overall as it experienced its highest gross sales at the Kansas State Fair this year. Yee haw!

Congratulations to our friends at the Kansas State Fair. Here’s to 2011!