The State Fair always gets a good crowd, but exactly how many people go each day? Here are this year's attendance figures, with a few from previous years. The all-time busiest day was the second Saturday in 2010, when 234,384 people packed in.
Thursday, Aug. 23: 103,738, compared with 101,658 last year and 119,145 in 2010. The 2010 crowd set the record for first-day attendance.
Friday, Aug. 24: 117,040, compared with 123,735 last year and 132,738 in 2010. That 2010 number set the record for second-day attendance.
Saturday, Aug. 25: 152,646, compared with 177,166 last year and 175,621 in 2010. The record for third-day attendance was set in 1998, when 202,126 people came to the fair.
Sunday, Aug. 26: 185,485, compared with 171,689 last year and 165,784 in 2010. The record for fourth-day attendance was set in 1994, when 209,969 people came to the fair.
Monday, Aug. 27: 133,781, compared with 124,538 last year and 113,637 in 2010. The record for fifth-day attendance was set in 1994, when 143,998 people came to the fair.
Tuesday, Aug. 28: 121,097, compared with 99,747 last year and 105,848 in 2010. The record for sixth-day attendance, 129,423, was set in 2009.
Wednesday, Aug. 29: 118,193, compared with 111,891 last year and 126,823 in 2010. The record for seventh-day attendance was set in 2006, when 128,966 people came to the fair.
Thursday, Aug. 30: 101,379, compared with 104,131 last year and 116,250 in 2010. The record for eighth-day attendance was set in 1995, when 155,183 people came to the fair.
Friday, Aug. 31: 164,694, compared with 154,995 last year and 155,185 in 2010. The record for ninth-day attendance was set in 2003, when 179,052 people came to the fair.
Saturday, Sept. 1: 226,863, compared with 215,847 last year and 234,384 in 2010. That 2010 number set the record for 10th-day attendance at the fair, as well as the all-time single-day record.
Source: Minnesota State Fair
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