Here’s a day-by-day look at this year’s State Fair attendance figures. The all-time busiest day was the second Saturday in 2010, when 234,384 people packed into the fairgrounds.
Thursday, Aug. 22: 106,852, compared with 103,738 last year and 101,658 in 2011. The record for first-day attendance was set in 2010, when 119,145 people went to the fair.
Friday, Aug. 23: 121,941, compared with 117,040 last year and 123,735 in 2011. The record for second-day attendance was set in 2010, when 132,738 people went to the fair.
Saturday, Aug. 24: 170,986, compared with 152,646 last year and 177,166 in 2011. The record for third-day attendance was set in 1998, when 202,126 people came to the fair.
Sunday, Aug. 25: 145,706, compared with 185,485 last year and 171,689 in 2011. The record for fourth-day attendance was set in 1994, when 209,969 people came to the fair.
Source: Minnesota State Fair
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