2012 North Dakota State Fair Sets Record Attendance| 7/30/2012
"We are so pleased with attendance," said Fair Manager Renae Korslein. "But for us on staff, success hasn`t been measured in numbers. We are counting smiles of our visitors, the generally great safety record, the many youth, their parents and supporters who entered exhibits, and the fun that was had by folks who chose to take in our Fair."
The numbers from some of the individual events were as follows:
Kid Rock - 14,887
The Zac Brown Band - 14,307
Blake Shelton - 13,329
Luke Bryan - 11,967
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 6,179
Chris Young - 6,530
Foreigner - 8,252
"Fairgoers showed they also like our other attractions," Korslein said. "With 3,629 at the Enduro race and 2,249 watching the IMCA and Stock Cars. NPRA Bull Riding Championships drew in 2,731 in two nights; and 2,451 attended the ranch rodeos that are growing in popularity.
Korslein added that the 2013 State Fair will be held July 19-27.