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This year's State Fair smashed the all-time attendance record

It was another record-breaking year for the State Fair.

A year after breaking the 2 million barrier for the first time, the Minnesota State Fair has once again smashed its all-time attendance record.

The State Fair confirmed on Tuesday that this year's event was attended by 2,126,551 people, beating the 2,046,533 record set just last year.

It comes after the final two days of the fair, Sunday and Labor Day, broke daily records with 245,243 and 184,740 visitors respectively.

They were among six record daily attendances set during the fair, with the others the first Thursday and Friday, the first Tuesday and the second Friday.

The State Fair also said that its agricultural and creative competitions drew more than 42,000 entries, with more than $1.6 million in prize money handed out.

Attendance for the State Fair's Grandstand Music Series totaled 115,427, with sellout shows including Hootie & The Blowfish, Dierks Bentley, Weird Al Yankovic, Hall & Oates, Lionel Richie, and Brandi Carlile.

Next year's State Fair gets a later start, running from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7. 

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