Fair attendance picks up as weather cools off

  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 5:22 PM
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Because of the heat small crowds are attending this years Minnesota State Fair Wednesday Aug 28 ,2013 in Falcon Heights , MN.

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Minnesota State Fair attendance appeared to rebound a bit Friday after a sweltering heat wave this week crimped turnout to the 12-day fair.

The State Fair said Saturday that 158,164 people attended the fair on Friday, which is down from this time last year (164,694), but the second-highest attendance of the 2013 fair so far.

The record-breaking heat wave last week caused a dramatic dip in attendance. Tuesday’s attendance, 94,076, was the lowest for any single day in the past six fairs.

KELLY SMITH

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