Minnesota State Fair crowds push Sunday attendance to record

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 2, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The Minnesota State Fair began winding down its 2013 run on Sunday, September 1, 2013 with cool temperatures providing pleasant relief for record breaking crowds. Riding the Sky Glider after sunset Sunday night, the day an all-time attendance record was set at the Minnesota State Fair.

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An attendance record was set at the State Fair Sunday, as cool temperatures swept big crowds back to the event.

The fair reported that 236,197 people came through the gates Sunday. On the final Sunday of the fair the past two years, attendance was 210,836 and 229,943. The fair ends on Labor Day.

The crowds had dipped markedly last week during the sweltering heat. Tuesday’s attendance, 94,076, was the lowest for any single day in the past six fairs. Fair vendors were worried about their receipts as people were too hot to eat much food. A weekend of bigger crowds was expected to help them catch up.



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