The Great Minnesota Get-Together

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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Today, the seventh day of the fair, is Read & Ride at the Minnesota State Fair. Celebrate with your public library— stage shows and family fun at Carousel Par


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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Today is Seniors, Kids Day & Minnesota State Patrol Day at the Minnesota State Fair. The State Patrol will show their helicopter, vintage squad cars, rollover simulator and more at the Expo Place. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions.


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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Today, the fourth day of the fair, is Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair. See culinary demonstrations by Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods, Paul Lynch of FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Larry & Colleen Wolner of Blue Heron Coffeehouse, and many more at Carousel Park all day.


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Check Out These Bird’s-Eye Views Of The Fair!

There are a lot of ways to see the fair, but there is nothing like seeing it all from the sky! Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak show all the ways you can get a bird’s-eye view of The Great Minnesota Get-Together!


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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Today, the third day of the fair, is 4-H Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Visit the barns and animal competition areas to celebrate 4-H, and check out all the displays and performances as well. Another fun […]


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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

The second day of the Minnesota State Fair is Governor’s Fire Prevention Day. There will be several fire education activities, including a Fire Explorer Challenge at Carousel Park, where young men and women will compete in events related to firefighting and lifesaving. Early Bird Specials will be available till 1 p.m. on the Mighty Midway and Kidway games and rides.


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Daily Guide To The State Fair: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Today, the first day of the fair, is Thrifty Thursday 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.


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MNfusion: Dairy Goodness Bar Debuts Inaugural ‘Flavor Of The Fair’

Move over, vanilla. Step aside, chocolate. There’s a new flavor at the Dairy Goodness Bar and it’s sure to be a fairgoer favorite.


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2014 Minn. State Fair Official Artwork Revealed

Now that the weather’s feeling a little more like summer, it’s time to start looking forward to “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” The State Fair’s 2014 Official Commemorative Art was unveiled Wednesday on the fairgrounds. St. Paul artist Emily L. Taylor was selected to create the official artwork.


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2013 Minnesota State Fair Milestones

Every year at the Minnesota State Fair marks an anniversary for some food vendor, an exhibit and even a phrase. Be it 75 years or just 10 years, it’s the longevity of some of these attractions that make the fair so great. The fair’s slogan, “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” sums up all the fun of the Minnesota State Fair. And though it may seem timeless, the slogan is much younger than the fair’s 159 years old. It’s only 35 years old, created in 1978 by an ad company.


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2012 MN State Fair 2nd Best Attended In History

This year’s Minnesota State Fair total attendance numbers are out – and it was a close one.