State Fair sets new attendance record with over 2 million visitors

Published 8:17 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ST. PAUL — Minnesota State Fair organizers said this year’s event attracted a record number of people.

More than 2 million people visited the Great Minnesota Get Together, which concluded its 12-day run on Labor Day. The fair set an all-time single day attendance record on Saturday with more than 270,000 visitors.

The number of 2018 visitors broke record attendance of about 1,997,000 set last year.

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The fair featured nearly 15,000 animals, 900 free music performances, hundreds of educational exhibits and thousands of food and beverage offerings.