Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record

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2014/08/31 17:03:51 (permalink)

Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record

Yesterday the Minnesota State Fair had a new one day attendance record of 252,092 people. OK, Woodstock and the Indy 500 have claimed bigger attendances but this is something. I was there Monday when a mere 137,854 were in attendance and it was a madhouse then of long lines at food stands and an hour to get in and park. They might top 1.8 million people in a 12 day run that ends Labor Day.
 
http://www.startribune.com/local/273389061.html
 
On a food related note, a women is working her way through the fair for charity by eating every food offering on a stick. She estimated there could be up to a 100.
 
http://minnesota.cbslocal...n-a-stick-for-charity/
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    lleechef
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 17:51:03 (permalink)
    Did you see Marjorie Johnson?
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 17:58:19 (permalink)
    The Minnesota State Fair really sounds like a lot fun, but no way would I deal with crowds like that.
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 18:15:21 (permalink)
    lleechef
    Did you see Marjorie Johnson?


    I've only seen her one time being interviewed on KSTP AM radio by Joe Soucheray in his Garage Logic afternoon program. I've heard the interviews several times. He was the one that discovered her and made her popular some 21 years ago with his initial interview at the state fair. Now she is an annual visitor on the show. No one knows, since no one keeps records, but it is estimated she has won more blue ribbons for her baked goods than anyone else. She is quite the character.
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 18:21:57 (permalink)
    I have seen her on Bizzare Food by Zimmern.  She makes some good pies.  The Minnesota State Fair is my favorite and I have been to all the majors including Texas.
     
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 19:26:41 (permalink)
    Awesome place. Big enough to handle at least 150,000.
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    Re: Minnesota State Fair: A New Attendance Record 2014/08/31 22:36:02 (permalink)
    News bulletin issued by the Kentucky State Fair Board this weekend after the closing of the fair put the total attendance figures at @516,000 almost 100,000 less than last years 615,000. Fair Board Members pointed out that Thunderstorms and rain fell on 8 of the 11 days of the Fairs operation with severe weather warning in effect the entire final weekend of the schedule. Several of the concerts scheduled had to be cancelled due to the weather issues.
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