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Iowa State Fair releases final 2021 attendance total

Local 5 is tracking daily attendance throughout the fair to see how 2021's numbers compare to the last state fair in 2019, plus 2018.

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More than one million people attended the 2021 Iowa state Fair, though this year's fair fell well short of the record 2019 mark.

2021's total of 1,094,480 people was more than 75,000 short of 2019's total of 1,170,375.

The 2020 Iowa State Fair was canceled due to the pandemic, but the 2021 fair is being held despite COVID-19 concerns surrounding the Delta variant.

You can track daily attendance numbers below to see how 2021 compared to the last Iowa State Fair in 2019, plus 2018.

Next year's fair is scheduled for Aug. 11-21, 2022.

Attendance counts are from the state fair's website.

Day 11

  • 2021 — 99,991
  • 2019 — 105,585
  • 2018 — 114,492

Day 10

  • 2021 — 117,764
  • 2019 — 119,276 
  • 2018 — 117,062

Day 9

  • 2021 — 101,952
  • 2019 — 112,891
  • 2018 — 102,447

Day 8 

  • 2021 — 96,064
  • 2019 — 104,247
  • 2018 — 99,090

Day 7

  • 2021 — 91,510
  • 2019 — 109,323
  • 2018 — 102,843

Day 6

  • 2021 — 90,688
  • 2019 — 102,953
  • 2018 — 92,440

Day 5

  • 2021 — 95,621
  • 2019 — 97,682
  • 2018 — 95,666

Day 4

  • 2021 — 107,410
  • 2019 — 108,283
  • 2018 — 104,270

Day 3

  • 2021 — 111,603
  • 2019 — 122,111 
  • 2018 — 116,583

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Day 2

  • 2021 — 104,177
  • 2019 — 103,096 
  • 2018 — 103,419

Day 1

  • 2021 — 77,700 
  • 2019 — 84,928
  • 2018 — 81,948

Totals (11-Day Total)

  • 2021 — 1,094,480
  • 2019 — 1,170,375
  • 2018 — 1,130,260

Watch more from the Iowa State Fair on our YouTube channel