ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Opening day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together is here.

An a cappella group singing the national anthem highlighted the fair’s opening ceremony, while Thursday was also Thrifty Thursday as the Mighty Midway and Kidway offered discounts.

From the dance off to showcasing all kinds of new foods – WCCO had the first day of fun covered.

New Fair Foods – Poutine
The fair boasts 40 new foods and Rachel Slavik found out which could soon be State Fair favorites. The craze over “what’s new” started about 10 years ago with the deep fried candy bar and it took off from there.

Prepping To Showcase Your Horse
Horses are ready to strut their stuff at the fairgrounds and it all doesn’t come together overnight. Jamie Yuccas got a first-hand look at what it takes to get horses ready for the ring.

World Of Wonders: Swinging A Bowling Ball From Earlobes?
The World of Wonders Palace of Illusions is filled with entertainment that shocks and surprises.

Day 1 Of WCCO’s Dance Off
Who won?

New Fair Foods – Ice Cream Cereal
Ice cream cereal? Yes, it’s a reality. Rachel Slavik reports that Blue Moon Dine-In Theater has found the perfect recipe.


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