Forget elections, conventions, debates, and television ads. This is my favorite political event of the year.
The gates opened at 6 a.m. at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, and WCCO This Morning was right there to jump into the festivities feet first! Here are some highlights from Day 1 at the State Fair.
Today, the first day of the fair, is Thrifty Thursdays at the Minnesota State Fair. Admission prices are reduced all day, and many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions.
The Minnesota State Fair kicks off on Thursday. One popular attraction there is the display at the Fine Arts building. The exhibit is the result of an annual competition for Minnesota artists. Thousands of people apply; a first round is chosen; then that group is winnowed down to the final exhibit. Generally between 300-400 pieces of art are chosen to exhibit.
This week, it’s all about DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition. With the State Fair going, that’s traditionally one of the slowest times of the year for non-fair restaurants, and it’s a great time to try out a place you’ve been waiting to get into.
With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.
For nearly 50 years, Heritage Square has invited Minnesota State Fairgoers to take a slow walk down memory lane. But it could soon be offering fairgoers a quick and modern trip to and from the fairgrounds.
The summer fair season has arrived and in the next few weeks, children from around state will bring their livestock to 4-H competitions. Last year, there was concern that the dry weather would have an impact on the size and turnout of livestock during this year’s fair season.
The new official commemorative art for this year’s State Fair was unveiled on Wednesday. Minneapolis artist Marie Olofsdotter unveiled her creation on Wednesday on the state fairgrounds.
There are some big names offering free performances at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, including an infamous trio of mop-topped brothers and a former member of Prince’s musical entourage in the 1980s.
I don’t think laundry is anyone’s favorite thing, but we all deal with it — and you’ve got Good Questions about it.
You may not realize that the Fairgrounds are open year-round, and visiting in winter gives an entirely different perspective.
This year’s Minnesota State Fair total attendance numbers are out – and it was a close one.
Election Day 2012 is just nine weeks from Tuesday, and no issue is creating more debate in Minnesota than the Constitutional Amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Dating back to the mid 30’s, products have been sold at the State Fair using that spell casting pitchman. Take alook at some of these products.