OMG! The Best FAIR Ever! is The Minnesota State Fair because on Monday, Sept. 3th, 2018 the event set a record for attendance with 2,046,533 visitors this year during a period of 12 days exposition of products, goods, and services.
The event was pack with people on a crazy schedule open from 6 a.m. to midnight, however, the pick time of visitors where present on the ground is between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m but the important thing to notice is someday the highest daily attendance was around 270,426 visitors per day.
The Minnesota State Fair is the state fair of the U.S. state of Minnesota, a social event established more a century ago since the Minnesota Territory first launched a Territorial Fair in 1854. He took the event five years to grow to become the first Minnesota State Fair on 1859, the year after statehood.
Since this date, The Minnesota State Fair has run annually as the biggest socio-cultural and economic reunion for the state, however, during five different years The Minnesota State Fair was canceled for some specifics reason:
The Minnesota State Fair again closed for the cause of war for that was in 1945 & 1946 during this period fuel was in short supply transportation and electricity was a major crisis and polio was killing people in mass in the country.
The Minnesota State Fair has started taking another dimension during the early years of the 19th century, the fair became so famous the state has the obligation to organize various activities in many locations all link together as part of the fair.
From this expansion, many locations not far from the current site has been held the fair such as Greater Minnesota, Rochester, Owatonna, Winona, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. But when later on William S. King and friends in 1884, put together a committee under the name of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society to select a permanent site.
This move was considered as a poker set play with audacity, people was fear a backlash of the idea!
This location was an ideal place neutral of the political partisan fight to gain influence and politicize the fair. This site place was the ideal place, located almost halfway between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Minnesota State Fair first opened its doors there on September 7, 1885. The site was then 210 acres (0.8 km²) but now stands at 322 acres (1.3 km²).
Today the tradition continues on the same site at the same site but The Minnesota State Fair becoming “The Great Minnesota Get-Together.” and the biggest fair in the US. It is also the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance.
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the American Midwest, Middle West. Attracted around two million people attend the Fair annually. Attendance in 2018 was a record 2,046,533 people. The highest daily attendance in the history of the fair was 270,426 visitors on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Thursday, Aug. 23, with 122,695 visitors
Saturday, Aug. 25, with 222,194 visitors
Wednesday, Aug. 29, with 144,940 visitors
Thursday, Aug. 30, with 156,764 visitors
Saturday, Sept. 1, with 270,426 visitors
The new overall attendance record of 2,046,533. (The previous peak 1,997,320 was reached in 2017.)
Elsewhere in record-setting, August 25’s Purple Ribbon Auction set seven record prices while raising more than $690,000 to help youth programs. And $62,000 of that total was given out in the form of scholarships awarded to 40 young people. And in an adorable 2018 first? Six baby goats were born at the Miracle of Birth Center.
Additional important facts to notice:
Seven new rides made their début: Downdraft, Haunted Castle Dark Ride, Rock Star, Super Frisbee, Twin Flip, Combination Carousel, Teacups.
You had 27 official new foods to try (for the last time, our reviews of the newbies are here).
Browersville’s Rebekka Paskewitz has crowned the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way (despite some ribbing from Twitter). She’ll be the “official goodwill ambassador” for roughly 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families.
In addition to the six kids, 157 piglets, 12 calves, and 42 lambs popped out in the birth barn for a total of 217 newborn animals.
The fair recognized 12 Best Awards winners: The Anchor Coffee House, Big Bamboo Fun House, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, The Hangar, Haunted Castle Dark Ride, Minnesota United FC, Nordic Waffles, Paddle North, Rainbow Midwest Inc., The Vintage Tin, Whatnot Boutique, and Whopper Water.