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.
A new report says bicycling and walking has increased over the past six years in Minneapolis.
Most students make sure they enjoy their two days off in October when the state’s teachers get together for their annual conferences.
A man apparently living in an RV at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds has his dog to thank for still being alive Wednesday morning.
Two men have been charged with assault after a fight broke out at the Minnesota State Fair and a police officer was kicked in the face.
U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills met for the first wide-ranging debate of the campaign Thursday, a lively Minnesota State Fair exchange that showcased deep policy differences between the candidates and no reluctance from either to fling tough rhetoric.
If you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, be prepared to sweat. Officials with the Minnesota State Fair have a plan for all the fair-goers, and they actually issued their Heat Plan for the day