The 2018 Minnesota State Fair claimed the 'Fair of the Year' award today at the annual International Entertainment Buyers Association conference in Nashville.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together beat out six other finalists including the Wisconsin State Fair.

The 2018 Fair broke it's all-time attendance record surpassing the two-million visitor mark for the first time since it began in 1859.

The 2019 Minnesota State Fair is set for August 22nd through Labor Day, September 2nd.