After the masses of fairgoers clear out, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds are returned to normalcy

Updated: September 03, 2019 07:23 PM

The 2019 Minnesota State Fair is officially over, however, it was one for the record books in regards to attendance.

There was a record 2.1 million fairgoers over the 12-day event. That's 80,000 more than the total attendance in 2018. Half of the days set new daily attendance records.


2019 State Fair finishes with 6th daily attendance record, overall attendance record

On Tuesday, the scene on the fairgrounds was different. The 1,100 vendors are moving out and the animals are gone from the barns. Rides on Midway were also seen being taken down. 

State Fair

After 12 days of fried foods, Midwest Hood Vents have contracts to clean the grease out of hoods above cooking ranges.

"It's kind of cool to see the whole process though. Yesterday the streets were packed and then today it's just cars and people getting ready to move on to the next one," said Jacob Garber, with Midwest Hood Vents.

State Fair officials tell KSTP the grounds will be back to normal by the end of the week.

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