ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Monday is the final day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Overall attendance has cracked the 1 million mark. By Sunday, nearly 1.2 million fairgoers had walked through the gates. That’s about 760,000 fewer than in 2019.
Overall, the last weekend of the fair represented the two busiest days overall, with 153,953 reported Saturday and 153,422 on Sunday. The State Fair will post the final count Tuesday afternoon.
It’s Kids Day and there are last-chance bargains for guests of all ages before the 12 days of fun end. Hmong Minnesota Day was also celebrated at Dan Patch Park and fairgoers met with gopher mascots at the Visitors Plaza. During the Labor Day holiday, guests captured fair guests sculpting masterpieces out of cheese and at the Warner Coliseum, bull riders and barrel racers competed.
While there are endless options for last-day activities and deals, fairgoers say the excitement truly derives from who you’re with.
“Today we came to the State Fair because our mom, Sharron Block, passed away two years ago,” said Kelly Lathrop, a Wisconsinite. “This is a tradition we did with her every year. We’d come here spend the first day eating, having family time, creating memories.”
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