FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — We started Sunday foggy and a little wet, but it didn’t stop people from heading out to the Minnesota State Fair.
About 1,500 people lined up near gate 18 Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Milk Run. The 5K race happens every first Sunday of the State Fair. It started just before 8 a.m. and wound its way through St. Paul before ending back on the State Fairgrounds.
Sunday is also Minnesota Cooks Day at the fair. Chefs are doing cooking demonstrations every hour in Carousel Park. They’re preparing recipes made with food produced right here in Minnesota.
And there was draft horse barrel racing inside the Coliseum Sunday morning. This competition is making its debut at the state fair. Draft horses are known for being regal and majestic as they make their way around barrels.
The State Fair still had good attendance numbers on Saturday despite a mostly soggy and cooler day. State Fair officials say more than 180,000 people visited the State Fair on Saturday. The record is more than 202,000, which was set back in 1998.