Missouri State Fair tallies 341K visitors this year

3 days 21 hours 30 minutes ago Thursday, October 11 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:36:00 PM CDT October 11, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press
Credit: Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Fair officials say that nearly 341,000 people attended this year's event in Sedalia.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that fair's official 2018 attendance numbers released Tuesday tallied in at 340,957 visitors.

Gov. Mike Parson says state officials are proud of the effort that Missouri State Fair staff put into the 11-day event. Parson says the fair served as a reminder to the state and residents about the importance of agriculture in Missouri.

The state fair included more than 28,000 livestock and competitive exhibit entries.

Fair Director Mark Wolfe said in a press release that "the 2018 fair celebrated all of the things that make our state great." Wolfe said that the fair's livestock shows, competitive exhibits, entertainment, food and shopping creates an ideal destination for Missouri residents.

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