State Fair Attendance Skyrockets with Cooler Temps

Posted at: 09/02/2013 4:22 PM
Updated at: 09/02/2013 10:51 PM

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota State Fair officials say they set a single-day attendance record on Sunday after cooler weather finally swept in.

Monday is the final day of the Fair. KARE-TV reported on Monday that attendance a day earlier was 236,197. That's higher than the previous single-day attendance record of 229,000 people.

Last week's sweltering heat kept away thousands, with attendance one day failing to crack 100,000.

Food vendors are hoping the last-minute cool stretch helps them make up for business lost during the heat wave.

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