ESCANABA — Despite having to cancel the grandstand event, the UP State Fair still broke a number of records.

Attendance at the fair this year was estimated at a whopping 83,600. That’s an increase of two percent over last year, which was record breaking as well.

The fair did well in all aspects. Gate receipts totaled over $370,000 and there was a 3.5 percent increase in vendor involvement from last year. 4–H kids participating in the fair raked in $562,000, up a 100,000 from last year.

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