The hot and humid conditions, at least so far, aren’t keeping people from going to the Minnesota State Fair. Officials released attendance numbers for the first three days and so far, the numbers are all up from the same days last year.
It is one of the most buzzed-about new foods at the Minnesota State Fair in 2013: mini-donut batter crunch ice cream. And you’ll find it at one of the oldest places on the fairgrounds.
Launching one new food at the Minnesota State Fair can be risky, but launching two new foods in one year? That’s what O’Gara’s At the Fair is doing in 2013. Deep fried bread pudding is one of O’Gara’s two new items.
If you think it’s hot enough walking around at the state fair, how about next to 600 degree ovens? Corn Roast had to shut down one of its roasters because temperatures reached 135 degrees inside the building.
A 20-year-old college student from northwestern Minnesota has been crowned the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Polk County representative MarJenna McWilliam of Winger was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. She’ll serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 4,000 Minnesota dairy farmers for the next year.
One of the top attractions at the Minnesota State Fair has undergone a major facelift. The indoor fish exhibit at the Department of Natural Resources building has been completely redone.
For the first time in 55 years, there will be no Pizza Palace at the Minnesota State Fair. But as one family-owned business closes, a new one is moving in. The legendary Mancini’s from St. Paul will have a spot at the State Fairgrounds this year, serving up their steak amongst several popular items.
The Minnesota State Fair officially starts Thursday, but many vendors are already on the fairgrounds setting up their stands and a big competition is underway. Judging for all the baked goods at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” started over the weekend.
Gastronomic adventurists and fans of all things deep fried have a number of new reasons to rejoice this year. The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at the 2013 event.
The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including “Air Raid,” which takes riders on an acrobatic flight in all directions including upside down, and Riptide, a rollercoaster that ends with a spiral helix grand finale.
The lunchtime crowd in downtown St. Paul will get a taste of what’s in store at the 40th annual “Back to the Fifties” Weekend. More than a dozen street rods will rev their way to Mears Park on Thursday.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are giving motorcyclists a chance to test their rider skills, and be evaluated by a certified instructor. Officials will have the Motorcycle Safety Center’s SMARTrainer at the Vintage Motorcycle Show on Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Officials with the Minnesota State Fair announced Monday morning that three new concerts have been added to the grandstand lineup. Train with special guest Michael Franti and Spearhead will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, with tickets ranging from $37 to $47.
The commemorative artwork for the 2013 Minnesota State Fair will soon be unveiled. Minneapolis artist Marie Olofsdotter was chosen from among nearly 30 applicants to create the State Fair’s official 2013 commemorative art.
Comic book fans will converge on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend for the Midwest Comic Book Association’s SpringCon.