MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The attendance numbers are in for the recently wrapped-up Great Minnesota Get-Together, and no records were broken this year.
However, fair officials say that 1,799,738 people attended the 12-day fair, bringing this year’s attendance total within 2.5 percent of the all-time record.
In 2014, 1.8 million people went to the fair, making it the Greatest Minnesota Get-Together on the books.
Here are some other facts from this year’s fair:
– The Grandstand saw 96,847 concert-goers.
– The CHS Miracle of Birth Center welcomed 190 newborn animals.
– The fair featured 40 new foods and 11 frozen treats.
– And the 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction brought in a record $560,000 for 4-H programs.
Officials have yet to release financial details on the fair.