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Aug. 24: 117,877, compared to 111,902 last year and 110,267 in 2015. The record for first-day attendance was 119,145 in 2010.

Aug. 25: 125,324, compared to 141,023 last year and 114,292 in 2015. Last year’s number set the record for second-day attendance.

Aug. 26: 158,525, compared to 180,567 last year and 188,636 in 2015. The record for third-day attendance was 202,126 in 1998.

Aug. 27: 197,891, compared to 177,906 last year and 179,724 in 2015. The record for fourth-day attendance was 209,969 in 1994.

Aug. 28: 144,504, compared to 119,522 last year and 130,083 in 2015. This is a record for fifth-day attendance, besting 143,998 in 1994.

Aug. 29: 132,120, compared to 126,354 last year and 104,697 in 2015. The record for sixth-day attendance was 133,595 in 2014.

Aug. 30: 119,975, compared to 118,042 last year and 100,142 in 2015. The record for seventh-day attendance was 128,966 in 2006.

Aug. 31: 145,549, compared to 133,773 last year and 123,733 in 2015. The record for eighth-day attendance was 155,183 in 1995.

Sept. 1: 187,066, compared to 182,926 last year and 159,639 in 2015. This is a record for ninth-day attendance, besting last year’s total.

Sept. 2: 254,431, compared to 260,374 last year and 211,126 in 2015. Last year’s attendance set a record for both 10th-day attendance and for the highest daily attendance.

Sept. 3: 242,759, compared to 233,303 last year and 178,532 in 2015. This is a record for 11th-day attendance, besting 236,197 in 2013.

Sept. 4: 171,299, compared to 158,027 last year and 178,867 in 2015. 2015’s count set the 12th-day attendance record.

Total attendance: 1,997,320, compared to 1,943,719 last year and 1,779,738 in 2015. This year set the record for total attendance, beating the previous record total of 1,943,719 in 2016.

Source: Minnesota State Fair