Minnesota State Fair Expects Growth Amid Record Attendance
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota State Fair officials say it's possible to make room for even more people at the event that continues to set attendance records.
Attendance last month topped 2 million for the first time in the fair's history. The record came as the fair in Falcon Heights prepares to break ground next month on a $14 million expansion that includes a new performing arts space and a traveling exhibit hall.
The fair has managed to grow over the years to keep up with attendees, the most recent addition being a reboot of the fairgrounds' north side this year.
General manager Jerry Hammer says the 322-acre fairgrounds can get crowded during peak hours, but ``even on our biggest days, there's plenty of room for people.''