If you went to the Minnesota State Fair this year, you helped make history

Seriously, that is a lot of people.
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The Minnesota State Fair had nearly 2 million visitors this year, making it the most-attended State Fair in history. 

A grand total of 1,997,320 visitors went to the fair this year. That's 53,601 more than last year's record-setting 1,943,719 visitors. 

This year, the State Fair also set daily attendance records on three days: Monday, Aug. 28 with 144,504 people; Friday, Sept. 1 with 187,066 people; and Sunday, Sept. 3 with 242,759 people.

Here's a look at three other fun facts from this year's State Fair:

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That's how many animals were born at the CHS Miracle of Birth Center during the 12 days of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, including 113 piglets, 12 calves and 20 lambs. 

124,958

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That's how many rides people took on the Great Big Wheel, which was new to this year's fair.

120,383

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That's how many people attended Grandstand shows (not including the Amateur Talent Contest), which beat out the previous record of 111,319, set in 2016. 

And mark your calendar: Next year's State Fair will run Aug. 23-Sept. 3. 

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