Attendance figures are in for Whoop-Up Days and they’re good. Over 71,800 was the paid attendance. Considering kids were free and some clowns like me got in free… I’ll say the number was likely around 100,000 for people who actually came in.
I like the fair, I really do. Would I as much if I had to pay? Probably not. I bought the cheap kids rides for $1 and had to let them play a couple games… that was $10. Refreshments and entertainment there and you’re paying $100 for a family of 4 to enjoy the fair. Thats a lot.
I talked to a number of people who didn’t go to the fair, saying it was “too much.” They went out to Taber to Corn Fest. I guess its free? News to me, I’ve never been. If my pass ever runs out at the Exhibition, thats what I’ll be doing next year.