DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) - Numbers are not officially in, but staff at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds are confident this year's totals are at an all time high.
Early indicators from Midway revenue and parking numbers show that this year could be the biggest crowd the fairgrounds have ever seen.
Fair employees say a lot of it had to do with the number of free concerts and entertainment.
"We will continue to have an enormous amount of free things for folks to do as far as concerts we are looking into those things right now," said Shannon Woodworth, Spokesperson for the Du Quoin State Fair.
They say if it wasn't for the heat, the numbers might have been even higher.
Fair organizers have already started planning for next year's lineup.
Official numbers will be available at the end of September.