Final Day of Minnesota State Fair Sets Attendance Record
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) — The final day of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair has set a Labor Day attendance record.
Fair officials say 178,867 people attended the Great Minnesota Get-Together on its final day Monday. The previous Labor Day turnout record was 164,227, set in 2013.
In total, 1,779,738 people visited the fair over its 12-day run. That's the fourth-highest attendance in fair history. The total attendance record of 1.8 million visitors was set last year.
The State Fair also saw more than 30,000 entries for agricultural and craft competitions, the debut of 40 new fair foods and 96,847 fans in the seats for Grandstand shows.
The 2016 Minnesota State Fair will run Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 5.