WEST FARGO — Even though storms soured the first day, Red River Valley Fair staff consider 2019 a successful season. Foul weather moved out just in time for the weekend rush.

Breann Lenzmeier, marketing and sponsorship coordinator for the fair, said the fairgrounds were packed with thousands of families flowing in and out of the gates on sunny days during the fair.

"We had a really solid bounce-back the rest of the week," she explained. "The weather really turned around and we had a lot of people here, which was really great to see."

The fair doesn't have attendance reports yet but is confident this year was a fun-filled season for the thousands of visitors who showed up.

Even though fair season is over for customers, it's a year-long gig for the Red River Valley Fair Association. Organizers are already working on setting up events and performers for next summer.

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"We want each person every year they come to have a great experience, whether it's your first time, or your fifth time or your 20th time," Lenzmeier said.

Workers could be seen quickly packing up the rides, games and stands Monday morning — appearing to take the humid heat with ease. They're headed to Minot next for the North Dakota State Fair.