Illinois State Fair breaks new records in ticket sales

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois State Fair Grandstand brought in nearly $2.2 million this year, besting a $2.08 million record set in 2016.

More than 63,000 tickets were sold to nine shows, including Dan and Shay, Snoop Dogg and Reba McIntyre.

Around $170,000 was spent at the Governor’s Sale of Champions, in which the Grand Champion steer bested last year’s price of $15,000, selling for $75,000.

The fair manager credits lowering admission costs during the week for making it more affordable to people to visit the fair.

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