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State Fair breaks record for Grandstand ticket revenue

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) — The State Fair’s Grandstand has set a record for ticket revenue, with more shows to go before the gates close.

It was announced Wednesday ticket sales were at $2,099,435 by the end of business on Tuesday. This beats out the old record set in 2016 by $17,357.

On top of setting the record for ticket revenue, this year’s grandstand is 1,051 tickets away from breaking the record for all-time tickets sold.

And there’s still seven events left before the fair closes, including Snoop Dogg & Friends, Reba McEntire and Pentatonix.

“Illinoisans from all over are coming together to celebrate everything that makes our state so special,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “The energy and excitement this year is amazing to see and I’m thrilled that so many families could join us for what is now a record-breaking fair.”

“We’re thrilled at the excitement we’re seeing across the fair this year as Illinoisans take part in all of the entertainment and activities we have to offer,” said State Fair Manager, Kevin Gordon. “With more fair to come and several great acts yet to take the stage, there’s no doubt our numbers will continue to grow.”

Drew Veskauf

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