From live performances from a blues band, to Jason DeRusha trying out butter carving, to finding out what Midway Life is like — the WCCO 4 At The Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 carries a full slate.
Thursday’s also Seniors Day, in addition to the State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll and multicultural performances.
Sharing State Fair Food? | Blues Band Live
Chris Shaffer tested Minnesotans by seeing if they would share their meal with a random meteorologist.
WCCO photojournalist Joe Berglove rocked the crowd with his talented blues band and “Ride Sally, Ride.”
How Does DeRusha Do Carving Butter?
As part of the Agrilympics, Jason DeRusha did his best to make art out of a stick of butter. Find out what place he took.
Meet Some Funky Chickens | Living The Midway Life
WCCO photojournalist Garrett Young owns some pretty funky looking chickens and introduces them to the crowd.
Natalie Nyhus tries her hand at a classic Midway game — bottle-up. And it isn’t easy, whatsoever.
St. Paul K9 Stops By & Shows Off | Dance Off Begins!
The animals that keep St. Paul safe visit WCCO and display their talent.
Then two fair-goers battle it out to see who wins Train tickets with the best ability to bust-a-move.
Where In The Fair Is Jamie?
Morning Show Anchor Jamie Yuccas always seeks out the adventure and thrills — but find out where she hiding?
Dance Off Results |Don Shelby Sings & Rocks The Mic
And who ended up winning the dance off?
Longtime ‘CCO anchor Don Shelby makes a surprise appearance, and rocks out with the blues band.
DeRusha Eats A Cider Freeze-Pop | New Lawn Game
For years it was a secret hidden inside the agriculture building. It’s made in Minnesota, it’s delicious and it’s in high demand.
There’s still enough summer left to play a new lawn game – -check out this one.
ShenaniGuns! Stops By
The Wild West Show gives WCCO viewers a taste of their entertaining show.
This year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO-TV is once again putting your meteorology skills to the test.
This year’s theme is all about weather and our amazing weather team.
Fairgoers will have a chance to “become” a meteorologist for a day – putting their skills to the test to report the weather as a fair forecaster in front of a large, touch-screen TV, incorporated with special effects.
In addition to testing your meteorology skills, fairgoers will have the opportunity to experiment with the Chroma Key, a special effects green screen used during weather forecasts.
Are you apart of our Weather Watcher Network? Come to the WCCO-TV Fair Forecaster booth to get the latest weather updates and try out the Weather Watcher Network program our meteorologists use on-air.
We’ll also be giving away free “Weather is Our Nature” bags to every guest that visits our WCCO-TV Fair Forecaster booth during the designated bag giveaway times – 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Outside of the WCCO-TV booth, fairgoers will have the opportunity to check out WCCO’s Mobile Weather Watcher, a state-of-the-art weather-tracking machine.
And as always, your favorite WCCO anchors and reporters will be on hand to take photos with fans and fair guests during several daily photograph sessions.
And be sure to get a good seat to watch the LIVE broadcasts – at noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The WCCO-TV booth is at the corner of Carnes Ave. and Nelson St.
We can’t wait for you to join us at the fair!