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Minnesota State Fair attendance set to break 2 million barrier

This year's fair has seen several daily records broken.

When the final attendance figures for Monday have been counted, the Minnesota State Fair could have surpassed 2 million visitors for the first time in history.

As of Sunday, there had been 1,874,945 people pass through the gates at the fair, meaning that just 125,055 people need to have attended Monday to reach the milestone.

It needs just over 122,000 meanwhile to break the all-time attendance record, the 1,997,320 set last year.

The past 2 years have seen well in excess of 150,000 people attend on Labor Day, so it's almost certain to pass 2 million.

Sunday meanwhile was less than 2,000 visitors away from beating last year's all-time record.

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The Minnesota State Fair said 241,102 went Sunday, just short of the 242,759 on the final Sunday last year, a daily record.

There have been five record days recorded at this year's State Fair:

– Opening Thursday: 122,695

– First Saturday: 222,194

– Wednesday: 144,940

– Second Thursday: 156,764.

– Second Saturday: 270,426 (all-time record for any day).

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