Attendance numbers released for ND State Fair

The North Dakota State Fair wrapped up this weekend with attendance numbers topping off at 293,123.

Attendance was down four percent this year, but fair organizers say they're happy with this year's numbers. The Grandstand Lineup brought out big crowds including: Fall Out Boy, 10,010; Billy Currington, 6,862; LOCASH, 4,078; Old Dominion, 5,762, Kenny Chesney, 11,342; Jake Owen, 9,152; and KISS, 9,688.

“As we look back on our Fair, we have to extend our gratitude to the city, county, state and all the Fair fans,” said State Fair Manager Renae Korslien. “The State Fair would be impossible without our excellent staff, both individuals and organizations, whose passion for the Fair and pride in the work they do make every detail outstanding. The 2016 North Dakota State Fair has been another outstanding event. This truly is Where Summer Shines. The staff is now looking forward to planning the 2017 Fair which will be held July 21st- 29th."