As the sun sets on the last day of the State Fair of Texas, fairgoers pass thru Big Tex Circle at Fair Park in Dallas, Sunday, October 23, 2016. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

As the sun sets on the last day of the State Fair of Texas, fairgoers pass thru Big Tex Circle at Fair Park in Dallas, Sunday, October 23, 2016. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

Tom Fox/Staff Photographer

The 2016 State Fair of Texas closed its gates Sunday night as the most successful in its 130-year history, fair officials said. 

More than 2.4 million people entered into the grounds over its 24-day run, and shelled out more than $56 million in coupon sales, spokeswoman Karissa Condoianis said in a prepared statement.

The proceeds from the fair will go back into Fair Park and are used for capital improvements, scholarships, museum facility upkeep and community outreach programs.

So just how successful was this year's fair? Let's take a look at the numbers.

$2.4 million increase in gross coupon sales over 2015.

225,000 The number of fairgoers who went into the Hall of State to check out the Taylor Swift Experience, and other exhibits highlighting Texas history.

9,000 Entries into the creative arts competition.

52,000 Test drives at the Chevrolet Ride & Drive where Corvettes sped around a track and trucks lumbered up a fake mountain.

60 dogs that found their forever homes during the fair at "Bark at Fair Park," an adoption booth run by DFW Rescue Me.

9,600 members of the military and their families that redeemed free admission on the inaugural Military Appreciation Day.

12,000 first responders and their families who attended First Responders Day on Oct. 14.

18% increase in the number livestock entries, bringing this year's total to 12,708. There were also 7,500 students who competed in the agricultural and livestock shows, a 35% increase over last year.

$131,000 for Clifford, the Grand Champion Market Steer, which was raised by 14-year-old Jagger Horn.

$1.2 million in college scholarships to 201 graduating seniors in Texas.

267,000 pounds of food collected from various programs, including discounted admission with the donation of four cans goods. The food was donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Another 158,000 canned food items were collected through the Canstruction exhibit.

And with that, the countdown is on for next year's State Fair, which will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 22.

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