‘Figured it wouldn’t be as busy:’ Wisconsin State Fair draws a crowd on final day of 11-day run

WEST ALLIS -- The 2019 Wisconsin State Fair wrapped up Sunday, Aug. 11, but not before families enjoyed the last of its funnel cakes, rides, and one last stroll through the animal barns.

"Figured it wouldn't be as busy, but it really is," said Julie Miller.

Wisconsin State Fair draws a crowd on final day of 11-day run

Wisconsin State Fair draws a crowd on final day of 11-day run

Cloudy skies didn't keep visitors away Sunday -- as the WonderFair Wheel made its final turns, and the giant slide offered a few more thrills.

"The pig races are the place to be," said Heather Lenox.

"This was the only thing I wanted to see today," said Miller.

A fan-favorite -- attracting enthusiastic crowds -- was Saz's Pig Racing.

"When the crowd rocks with you, you kind of get pumped as well," said Anthony Grabinski.

"It's really funny watching a bunch of grown adults down to kids get really excited about pigs that are basically chasing Oreos," said Lenox.

Wisconsin State Fair draws a crowd on final day of 11-day run

Animals weren't the only ones on display; however, there were no potbellies at "Flex at the Fair Finals." In fact, just the opposite.

"You'll see the most ripped people," said Laura Beyer. "I am absolutely here to cheer them on. I think it's fantastic to see strong women and strong men."

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Fairgoers took in the last sights and sounds of the fair before vendors packed up and hit the road... until next time.

"It kind of gives you that feeling that everything is OK in the world," said Lenox.

"I will be back next year, for sure," said Miller.

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