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State fair attendance not affected by dull economy

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A few days of bad weather hasn't kept fair-goers at home.

Attendance for the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair is going to be very close to the 872,000 people who hit the fairgrounds last year when all the numbers are totaled.

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The annual event runs through today in West Allis.

Three days of rain interrupted the festivities, but the crowds kept coming, wanting food-on-a-stick, cream puffs and to see the livestock competitions for a starter.

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