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North Dakota State Fair attendance up; concert headliners announced for 2019

MINOT, N.D. -- Attendance at the North Dakota State Fair totaled 318,248 over nine days, an increase of 19,171 from 2017.

"We were blessed with perfect weather and a team of dedicated staff who executed a great plan,” said Renae Korslien, North Dakota State Fair's manager.

Nickelback was the most attended concert of the North Dakota State Fair, with 16,626 people filling the grandstand and standing room areas. Other concert numbers include 11,876 for Dierks Bentley, 10,846 for Florida Georgia Line, 8,159 for Cole Swindell, 6,895 for Kip Moore, 5,286 for Michael Ray and 4,211 for Cheap Trick.

Country star Tim McGraw and band Rascal Flatts will headline the 2019 fair.