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A fairgoer takes a breather outside the cattle barn at the Minnesota State Fair.

Jim Mone • Associated Press,

State Fair attendance for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

  • August 27, 2014 - 9:56 PM

2014 State Fair attendance

This year’s fair runs through Labor Day, Sept. 1. The fair’s all-time biggest day was the second Sunday in 2013, when 236,197 people packed the fairgrounds. Here are attendance numbers, day by day:

Day 1 (Thursday): 94,256 this year, compared with 106,852 for 2013’s first day and 103,738 in 2012. The record first-day attendance was 119,145 in 2010.

Day 2 (Friday): 118,606 this year, compared with 121,941 for 2013’s second day and 117,040 in 2012. The record second-day attendance was 132,738 in 2010.

Day 3 (Saturday): 178,498 this year, compared with 170,986 for 2013’s third day and 152,646 in 2012. The record third-day attendance was 202,126 in 1998.

Day 4 (Sunday): 164,192 this year, compared with 145,706 for 2013’s fourth day and 185,485 in 2012. The record fourth-day attendance was 209,969 in 1994.

Day 5 (Monday): 137,813 this year, compared with 102,935 for 2013’s fifth day and 133,781 in 2012. The record fifth-day attendance was 143,998 in 1994.

Day 6 (Tuesday): 133,595 this year, which set a record for sixth-day attendance. That compares with a sixth-day attendance of 94,076 last year and 121,097 in 2012.

Source: Minnesota State Fair

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