WAUSAU (WAOW)--The Wisconsin Valley Fair wrapped up Sunday night. "My children and I always love coming down to the fair, the Wausau Fair especially, for the live stock, the baby animals, and of course the rides, " says fair-goer, Una Ross.
With the sluggish economy, the Fair Director says the fair offers family fun without the cost of airfare.
"We do see that people may not be traveling as much so they do come down to the fair. They can see national acts at a reasonable price," says Director Lisa Kumfer.
On Wednesday night, Grammy award-winning Lady Antebellum took the stage. The director says the group brought in the largest crowd since Alabama in 2002. "We had very good crowds, very well behaved crowds, no incidents down at the grand stand. I think everyone seemed to enjoy the show, so it was just very good Wednesday night."
Admission tickets include grandstand seats for musical entertainment but there's plenty of opportunities to dish out more cash.
"The Wristbands for the kids are a good deal. The tickets are a little bit expensive and the food at the stands are a little bit pricey too. So if you bring the whole family it's a little expensive but it's a good experience," says fair-goer, Jamie Costa.
The director says overall, the weather cooperated and plenty of fair-goers turned out for the fun.
"The past couple of years have been profitable, but until the year wraps up, it's hard to say for sure, but things are looking good," says Kumfer.