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Hamline Dining Hall

Minnesota State Fair

Good Question: Reply All: State Fair History

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.

08/23/2013

Hamline Dining Hall

Family Honors Woman’s 50-Year Work At State Fair Dining Hall

At the Hamline Dining hall, hungry visitors find a full menu of their breakfast favorites. But those who serve the meal can’t help but notice that there’s something missing.

08/25/2012

Fine Art Center

Best Older Attractions At The Minnesota State Fair

From deep-fried food to riveting rides and cattle contests to awe-inspiring art — the State Fair is part of Minnesota’s homegrown heritage and it’s chock-full of nostalgia and traditions of a time passed.

CBS Minnesota–11/06/2010