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Minnesota State Fair breaks attendance record, surpasses 2 million for first time

September 4, 2018

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

Mary Lynn Smith 612-673-4788

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