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Insider's Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

When the whole state gets together, it’s sure to be a good time.

This end-of-summer tradition is always held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day. The 2019 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 – Sept. 2. The Minnesota State Fair is where you want to be for good food, great musical entertainment, and loads of fun! Come out to the fairgrounds and bring the family to enjoy all the rides! 


 

The Minnesota State Fair By The Numbers

  • 1859 - date of first Minnesota State Fair
  • 1,997,320 - total record attendance (2017)
  • 260,374 - daily record attendance (2016)
  • 320 - acres of the fairgrounds
  • 300 - food vendors
  • 3,000,000 - cookies made daily by Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar
  • 25,000 - ears of corn consumed daily by the Corn Roast
  • 14 - dollars required to get you in the door

We’re always looking to update our list of tips and tricks for a great State Fair experience. If there’s something we missed, shout it out to us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL! This is also where you can share all of your fantastic photos and Fair stories. Don’t forget to swing by our booth in the Grandstand—see you in August!

Food Guide

Minnesota State Fair Food Guide

Pick your favorite food—there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find it deep-fried and/or on a stick somewhere on the fairgrounds. In between bites, fairgoers can also be found enjoying a variety of attractions. By no means a full listing, here are some of the things we recommend you don’t miss.

Attractions

Minnesota State Fair Attractions

In between bites, fairgoers can be found enjoying a variety of attractions. By no means a full listing, here are some spots we recommend you don’t miss.

Pro Tips

Minnesota State Fair Pro Tips

There are a few tricks to the trade when it comes to navigating the Minnesota State Fair. We hope these will help you skip the lines or save a few bucks.

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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

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