FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — Wednesday was Read and Ride Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. And to celebrate literacy in our state, we had a prickly little Internet celebrity stop by our booth.

Part 1: Goin’ To The Lake (At The Fair)

Frank and Chris have been goin’ to the lake for well over a year now, but on Wednesday Amelia interrupted the bromance. She and Chris headed out to see if they could find a lake-like experience at the fair.

Part 2: Frank Packs Wool | Hair At The Fair

The Argilympics continued Wednesday, with Frank competing in the wool packing contest. See how he fared in the video above…

Meanwhile, Natalie Nyhus took a look at those wild, sparkly fair hairdos.

Part 3: Dance off!

Part 4: Where In The Fair Is Jamie? | Dance Off! Results

Part 5: Cat Video Film Festival | DeRusha Eats: Elk Burgers

Scott Stulen, the producer of the Internet Cat Video Festival, stopped by the booth Wednesday and brought a very special guest…GRUMPY CAT!

While the news team hung out with one of the most iconic meme faces, Jason DeRusha dined on elk meat.

Part 6: Ice Cream Contest

The news team got to sample the three finalists for Kemps Ice Cream’s State Fair Hometown Favorites contest.

Which flavor do you think sounds the best? Funnel Cake A-Fair? Pistachio Fruit Party? Or MinnieApple Licks?

This year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO-TV is once again putting your meteorology skills to the test.

This year’s theme is all about weather and our amazing weather team.

Fairgoers will have a chance to “become” a meteorologist for a day – putting their skills to the test to report the weather as a fair forecaster in front of a large, touch-screen TV, incorporated with special effects.

In addition to testing your meteorology skills, fairgoers will have the opportunity to experiment with the Chroma Key, a special effects green screen used during weather forecasts.

Are you apart of our Weather Watcher Network? Come to the WCCO-TV Fair Forecaster booth to get the latest weather updates and try out the Weather Watcher Network program our meteorologists use on-air.

We’ll also be giving away free “Weather is Our Nature” bags to every guest that visits our WCCO-TV Fair Forecaster booth during the designated bag giveaway times – 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Outside of the WCCO-TV booth, fairgoers will have the opportunity to check out WCCO’s Mobile Weather Watcher, a state-of-the-art weather-tracking machine.

And as always, your favorite WCCO anchors and reporters will be on hand to take photos with fans and fair guests during several daily photograph sessions.

And be sure to get a good seat to watch the LIVE broadcasts – at noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The WCCO-TV booth is at the corner of Carnes Ave. and Nelson St.

We can’t wait for you to join us at the fair!


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