It may all be over, but the clean-up is still going on. However, the smell of cheese curds and the ringing of the cash registers still linger in Marathon Park after a phenomenal turn-out for the 145th version of the Wisconsin Valley Fair.
Wausau’s Noon Optimist Club and its willing volunteers took a chance to breathe last night after the fair ended. Today was all about tearing down though.
Mike Fischer, incoming President for the club was all smiles though because he says revenue from the Wisconsin Valley Fair is up this year. He says extra money will be able to be put back into the community going towards the many things the optimists do for youth in our area.
One of the biggest reasons for such a great turn-out, it was the weather.
Fischer told us, “I can’t remember a year like this were the weather has been just perfect.”
Fischer says the attendance at the fair is always huge, but something about this year’s event made it even better. Fair organizers say a couple thousand more people attended this year.