We’re more than eight months away from the next Minnesota State Fair, but one of the biggest names in country music will be at next year’s “Great Minnesota Get-Together.”
Monday is Kids & Last Chance Day at the Minnesota State Fair. There will be discounts in the Mighty Midway & Kidway all day to help people get the most out of the last day at the fair. There will also be special last chance bargains throughout the faigrounds.
After travelling a single block at the Minnesota State Fair, it’s clear “The Great Minnesota Get-Together” is a gathering meant for all. Brienna Schuette, the Minnesota State Fair’s marketing and communication director, says they make changes every year to insure increased accessibility.
Sunday is Minnesota History Day at the Minnesota State Fair. There will be entertainment, trivia, crafts and more activates that celebrate Minnesota History at Carousel Park.
Tuesday is Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Check out the Salute to Military Kids parade at 11:30 a.m. along with entertainment in Carousel Park. Displays by military support organizations will be at Promo Place. Also be sure to check out early bird specials until 1 p.m. at the Mighty Midway & Kidway.
Monday is Seniors, Kids and Minnesota State Patrol Day at the Minnesota State Fair. The State Patrol will have vehicles and safety activities at Promo Place. Also keep an eye out for Mighty Midway and Kidway discounts all day.
Sunday is Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair. So, see culinary demonstrations in Carousel Park. Also, visit the animals early, because the Cattle, Sheep, Poultry and Swine Barns close at 3 p.m.
Saturday is 4-H Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas to celebrate 4-H. See displays and performances in the 4-H building.
One of the prime State Fair destinations for shoppers and vendors is the Grandstand. It’s where some have made selling wares a lifelong event. Billy Newcomb has been selling kitchen gadgets for 30 years at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.
Comic book fans are expected to fill the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Midwest Comic Book Association is holding its 2014 SpringCon on Saturday and Sunday.
The Minnesota State Fair Grandstand was evacuated Saturday night because of weather concerns. According to State Fair spokeswoman Brianna Schulte, the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert will be postponed until 9:15 p.m. Concert goers were temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution.
If you’re heading to the State Fair, the grandstand is always a must stop. You’ll find hundreds of vendors selling everything from clothing, to household items, to musical instruments.
Tuesday was the steamiest day at the State Fair yet, so we sent meteorologist Lauren Casey out to find the best places and ways to cool down on the fairgrounds.
The hit of this year’s fair has been a long time in the making, according to Carol and Fred Helmer. “We’ve been in the concession business for over 30 years and it’s always been our dream to get into the Minnesota State Fair,” Carol said. It took the Helmers 14 years of applying before finally getting admitted into the fair in 2007. So to see their olives turn into such a hit meant the world.
There’s so much history to the Great Minnesota Get-Together that we thought we’d let the fairgoers ask their Good Questions. Stacey Foust wanted to know: How old is the Grandstand? Built in 1909, the Grandstand is now 104 years old. According the Minnesota State Fair archivist, the original two-decked wooden Grandstand, built in 1885, was razed after the 1908 State Fair.