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The State Fair set another attendance record Friday

For the second time this year, the State Fair has set a new daily attendance record.

An estimated 182,926 went through the State Fair gates on Friday, Sept. 2 – that’s the highest figure in fair history for the second Friday. The previous record was 179,052, and that came back in 2003. You can see the daily attendance figures here.

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(Photo: Minnesota State Fair website)

The State Fair also set a record on the first Friday this year, which came on Aug. 26. That was when they held a #UniteInPurple Prince celebration.

Over the first nine days of this year’s State Fair, about 1,292,015 have attended. And there are still three days to tally, including Saturday and Sunday – which are usually the busiest days of the get-together, and by a fair amount.

The all-time record for total State Fair attendance is 1,824,830, which was set in 2014.

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