Minnesota State Fair breaks attendance record, surpasses 2 million for first time
The Minnesota State Fair broke the record for attendance by topping more than 2 million visitors.
The previous record of 1,997,320 was set last year.
By the time the 12 days of the fair wrapped on Monday, 2,046,533 fairgoers set a new overall attendance record. The previous record of 1,997,320 was set last year.
This year, the fair set five daily attendance records:
Thursday, Aug. 23, with 122,695 visitors
Saturday, Aug. 25, with 222,194 visitors
Wednesday, Aug. 29, with 144,940 visitors
Thursday, Aug. 30, with 156,764 visitors
Saturday, Sept. 1, with 270,426 visitors
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