DE PERE - The Brown County Fair wrapped up Sunday.Organizers say the five-day event brings in more than $1 million to the Green Bay area.Thousands of people from across the country also visit the fair.Some kids couldn't wait to get on the stomach turning rides while others opted for a more traditional one."[I like] the ferris wheel because it gets you all the way up and you can see the whole fair from above," said Jayden Mallett.Over the past five days more than 40,000 people stepped foot on the Brown County fairgrounds.If there's one thing many of the families visiting the fair had in common, it was a pocket full of cash."[I probably spend] anywhere between $40 to $50 just on the games and but on the food and stuff, about $10," said Dana Mallett."We don't have a budget but we don't need to go home with a lot of unnecessary items," said Sara Aicher.Fair organizers say a majority of the money that's spent stays local."The carnival hires all local trucking, they buy local fuel suppliers, and they buy local food products. We have non-profit organizations that are selling the food stands here," Steve Corrigan.Corrigan is the president of the Brown County Fair Association and he says one of the biggest attractions is letting visitors get an up close look at farm animals."People can come out and experience what the agricultural industry does," Corrigan said.For families like the Aichers, it's an experience they'll never forget."It's very exciting to see the animals from this perspective," Aicher said.Whether it's the animals the food, or the rides, the Brown County fair has something for everyone.Brown County fair organizers say they try to bring in something different every year.This year six new rides were added to the fair.
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