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State Fair final attendance: 1.3M, far below 2019 record

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair wrapped up its 12-day run with total attendance of about 1.3 million, well below usual numbers as the delta variant kept many fairgoers away.

The coronavirus wiped out the 2020 state fair, and this year’s comeback returned just as the delta variant was heating up. Fair officials did not require masks or vaccinations for visitors. Rainy weather also held crowds down on some days.

Final attendance was about 60 percent of 2019′s record attendance of 2.1 million.

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  1. Corn Pop Joe

    September 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    So it’s only the Virus that kept the crowds away from the Great Minnesota Get Together? I’m sure the always peaceful BLM protesters in their city of origin screaming in your face since 2019 had nothing to do with the poor attendance. Yep, and the Vikings will win the Super Bowl this year!

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