Minnesota State Fair Sets New Attendance Record
We keep hearing reports like the one above about "soft consumer spending." But then how do we explain this:
StarTribune -- Minnesota State Fair officials reported Tuesday that attendance hit an all-time record by the time the gates closed Monday night (September 7). A total of 1,790,497 people made their way to the fairgrounds during the 12-day run (see photo above). That exceeded the old record, set in 2001, by 27,521. Those bumper crowds spent $25.2 million on food and drink (not including beer) during the fair's run, $1.1 million more than last year.