Kansas State Fair holds steady attendance in 2019

(Source: Kansas State Fair)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas State Fair released its attendance numbers on Thursday.

Fair officials said more than 337,400 people came to the state’s largest gathering, which ended Sunday. Those figures don’t include visitors who came in free before 11 a.m. on the Fair’s kickoff day — Friday, Sept. 6. Fair officials estimate another 6,000 to 10,000 people strolled through the gates on that first morning.

About 328,000 people attended the 2018 Kansas State Fair.

Fair officials are still figuring vendor revenue, but they said many vendors said the strong weekend crowds will help boost this year’s bottom line.

General Manager Robin Jennison noted while there were many successes, there are always areas that need improvement. Those changes will be explored in the coming months as the staff begins to work on the 2020 Fair.