Minnesota State Fair

We Love Minnesota State Fair Food!

We call the Minnesota State Fair the Great Minnesota Get Together. State Fair food is the number one reason many of us attend! 

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds are located in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul. Growing from a farm oriented festival, over the years the fair has become much more. While still a celebration of our rural heritage, the fair now features top billed concerts and shows in the Grandstand. Many other musical groups perfom on the free stages located throughout the fairgrounds. We love to pick up one of our favorite food items then sit down for a while to enjoy some great music.

Minnesota State Fair

The State Fair offers the Global Market, Adventure Park, horse shows a rodeo and dozens of other entertainment venues including:

  • The Grandstand
  • Leinie Lodge Bandshell
  • Family Fair at Baldwin Park
  • Heritage Square
  • International Bazaar
  • Ramberg Senior Center
  • North Woods
  • X-Zone
  • Milk Run
  • State Fair Amateur Talent Contest
  • County Fair Amateur Talent Contests
  • Daily Mall Parade
  • Old Iron Show

Top notch entertainment is always part of the Minnesota State Fair. You can see your favorite music artists and many other world-class attractions.  

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Minnesota State Fair

For many visitors, the State Fair is primarily about the food. It's the one time of the year when we are willing to forgo our diet and try most anything on a stick.

Hotdish on a stick has been popular for several years as has the long time favorite pork chop on a stick. More recent "on a stick" offerings have included deep fried candy bars, chocolate dipped bacon and chocolate covered hot peppers.

A good tip if you are going to indulge in some of these is to head to the "all you can drink" milk booth to add something soothing to the mix.

There are some tasty state fair goodies we hope will always be there. Our top three favorites are Sweet Martha's Cookies, the tub of French fries and...the number on favorite...deep fried cheese curds.

Minnesota State Fair

Try to pull yourself away from the food vendors long enough to see some of the exibits. A walk through the barns will amaze with the biggest and best of Minnesota's farm animals. The biggest pig is always the star of the show in the barns. You can also see new baby animals arrive in the world in the Miracle of Birth barn. Kids work all year to enter the contests for the best steer, pig, chicken, rabbit or whatever they have entered. 4-H is still a wonderful influence in the lives of many Minnesota youth and they seek to carry on their family farm heritage.

We love to wander though the arts and crafts buildings to see the amazing work done by our fellow Minnesotans. And of course, to see who won ribbons for their creations. 

Our dairy industry is well represented at the state fair. The crowning of the new Dairy Princess is an early event at the fair and, later in the week, she and the other Dairy Princess contestants sit in a freezer with an artist who sculpts their likeness in butter.

The Minnesota State Fair runs for ten days from late August to Labor Day.

Minnesota State Fair

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