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Day-by-day Minnesota State Fair attendance

  • September 2, 2014 - 11:20 PM

2014 State Fair attendance

This year’s Minnesota State Fair set an all-time record for total attendance, with 1,824,830 visiting during the 12 days from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2. That compared to 1,731,162 in 2013 and 1,788,512 in 2012, and broke the 2009 record of 1,790,497. Saturday’s crowd of 252,092 people set a record for single-day attendance; the old mark of 236,197 was set on the second Sunday of the 2013 fair. Here are attendance numbers, day by day:

Day 1 (Aug. 21): 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 (Aug. 22): 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 (Aug. 23): 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 (Aug. 24): 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.

Day 7 (Wednesday): 125,816 this year, compared with 116,348 for 2013’s seventh day and 118,193 in 2012. The record seventh-day attendance was 128,966 in 2006.

Day 8 (Thursday): 118,047 this year, compared with 117,480 for 2013’s eighth day and 101,379 in 2012. The record eighth-day attendance was 155,183 in 1995.

Day 9 (Friday): 145,026 this year, compared with 158,164 for 2013’s ninth day and 164,694 in 2012. The record ninth-day attendance was 179,052 in 2003.

Day 10 (Saturday): 252,092 this year, setting a record. The fair drew 196,200 for 2013’s 10th day and 226,863 in 2012. The previous record for 10th-day attendance was 234,384 in 2010.

Day 11 (Sunday): 197,459 this year, compared with 236,197 for 2013’s 11th day and 210,836 in 2012. The record 11th-day attendance was in 2013.

Day 12 (Monday): 159,430 this year, compared with 164,277 for 2013’s 12th day and 152,760 in 2012. 2013’s number set the record for 12th-day attendance.

Total attendance: 1,824,830 this year, compared to 1,731,162 in 2013 and 1,788,512 in 2012. That’s a record.

Source: Minnesota State Fair

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