Attendance was down, but profits were up at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand.  A published report indicates the fair made nearly 38-thousand dollars, thanks in part to two popular concerts during the 10-day run in Springfield last month.

The State Journal Register reports officials are happy with the amount made, considering the fair is not designed to be a moneymaker.   Concerts by Sammy Hagar and Collective Soul pulled in the most money and fair manager Patrick Buchen says he’s pleased since five of the nine acts made a profit, which is above average.


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