The State Fair brought $268 million to the Twin Cities last year!
Checkout the article from the Pioneer Press, where they broke down the numbers:
$268 million in economic benefit:
$127 million: 12-day Fair operations
$105 million: Funds paid by concession stands, ride and game operators, commercial vendors, and livestock/horse show exhibitors
$36 million: Funds paid by promoters, participants, and exhibitors of year-round non-Fair events held at the Fairgrounds.
Who's ready for this year??