Minnesota State Fair
Attention, fans of cat videos. The Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to the Walker Art Center this summer. The Minneapolis museum is bringing the festival back as a free community event at Open Field, the Walker’s summer gathering place, on Aug. 14.
The cost to get in the gates at the Minnesota State Fair is going up by $1. That means adults will pay $13, and seniors and kids will pay $11. Tickets for children under five remain free. Jerry Hammer, the state fair’s general manager, says the increase is necessary for operational purposes. “Our costs to produce the fair continue to go up quite a bit,” Hammer said.
The cost to get into the Minnesota State Fair this summer will be an extra buck. According to the fair’s website, the general admission cost for adults this year will be $13. The last time general admission prices went up was in 2011.
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Minnesota State Fair officials have unveiled a $15 million project to replace its aging Heritage Square attraction. General Manager Jerry Hammer says it will be called “West End Market” and will open for the next year’s fair.
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For the second day in a row, record crowds turned up at the Minnesota State Fair, giving the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” a much needed boost after excessive heat kept many people away. Officials reported Monday’s attendance at 164,277 people.
It’s over. The great Minnesota Get Together of 2013 is history. And history was made there Sunday: 236,197 people attended.
With the vote in Congress expected sometime next week, members of the Minnesota delegation are getting plenty of feedback. The feedback even amongst Democrats right now is leaning towards against intervening, which puts the President and members of his party, including those from Minnesota, in a very tough spot.
And with the arrival of cooler temperatures, the big crowds have been making a late appearance. Sunday’s official attendance was 236,197. That set the record for the largest single-day attendance in the State Fair’s history.
Many (if not all) members of the WCCO This Morning team were shedding a little tear Monday morning. Labor Day marks the last day of the Minnesota State Fair. The Morning Show team took a look back at their very favorite moments.
Today is Kids and Last Chance Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Music, activities and fun in Carousel Park. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day. Special last-chance bargains throughout the fairgrounds. Check barns and CHS Miracle of Birth Center for early closing times.
Today is Minnesota History Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Celebrate history with entertainment, trivia, crafts and more in Carousel Park.
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.
Everyone had a favorite food, ride or attraction at the Minnesota State Fair. But one Twin Cities’ teen can never get enough of the River Raft Ride. Jarek Belle-Isle has cerebral palsy, which affects his muscle coordination. The condition prevents him from going on most of the rides in the midway, but the River Raft Ride has allowed him to take part in the fair fun. “It’s so much fun and I enjoy it so much,” Jarek said.