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Here is the final attendance number for the 2017 State Fair

With an added 13th day, the 2017 Great New York State Fair was a record breaker. The final attendance figure is 1,161,912.

GEDDES - With an added 13th day, the 2017 Great New York State Fair was a record breaker. The final attendance figure is 1,161,912.

That beats the prior attendance record of 1,117,630 from 2016.

The 2017 attendance is 44,282 larger than the 1,117,630 total from 2016, when the Fair was 12 days long.

In a prepared news release, The Governor’s Office touted the $50 million plan to revitalize the nation's oldest state fair. The fairgrounds have a new main gate, an RV park and other upgrades. “The second, $70 million phase of renovations involves building a 133,000-square foot expo center that can host many types of major events,” The Governor’s Office said.

"The Fair is a great New York tradition that is enjoying a renaissance thanks to our investments in the grounds and the strength of its programming," Governor Cuomo said. "These investments are paying off in growing numbers of people, which in turn will continue to help Central New York's economy continue to rise."

Below is the day-by-day attendance at the Fair:

  • Day 1 (Wednesday, August 23) - 2017: 67,974** | 2016: No comparable day | No previous record
  • Day 2 T(hursday, August 24) 2017: 64,642 | 2016: 68,292 | Record: 74,385 (2000)
  • Day 3 (Friday, August 25) 2017: 81,710 | 2016: 75,970 | Record: 92,782 (2001)
  • Day 4 (Saturday, August 26) 2017: 97,390 | 2016: 105,501 | Record: 115,324 (2010)
  • Day 5 (Sunday, August 27) 2017: 123,206* | 2016: 84,868 | Previous record: 105,894 (2002)
  • Day 6 (Monday, August 28) 2017: 88,943* | 2016: 82,082 | Previous record: 85,711 (2011)
  • Day 7 (Tuesday, August 29) 2017: 72,030 | 2016: 78,548 | Record: 102,098 (1972)
  • Day 8 (Wednesday, August 30) 2017: 72,613 | 2016: 63,465 | Record: 112,774 (1972)
  • Day 9 (Thursday, August 31) 2017: 75,253 | 2016: 90,036 | Record: 90,036 (2016)
  • Day 10 (Friday, September 1) 2017: 97,632 | 2016: 111,390 | Record: 111,390 (2016)
  • Day 11 (Saturday, September 2) 2017: 121,203* | 2016: 121,164 | Previous record: 121,164 (2016)
  • Day 12 (Sunday, September 3) 2017: 74,497 | 2016: 117,717 | Record: 119,726 (1985)
  • Day 13 (Monday, September 4) 2017: 124,819* | 2016: 118,597 | Previous record: 122,870 (2014)


* - Indicates new daily record

** - Indicates new day for the 2017 Fair

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