- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

HURON, S.D. (AP) - Officials say attendance at the South Dakota State Fair topped 200,000 people.

The five-day fair was held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 in Huron. The final attendance tally was 210,465, which was up 15 percent from last year’s event.

Fair officials say the number of campers was up 20 percent and the sale of grandstand tickets was up 26 percent over last year.

Fair manager Jerome Hertel says exceeding the goal of 200,000 people shows that the event is an “agricultural and entertainment destination.”

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