July 25, 2021

Give Me The Mike

Exploring Minnesota and Beyond

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is hands-down my favorite time of year. The 12 grease-filled days leading up to Labor Day are complete with people watching, entertainment, and of course, food to fill you up for a year.

I have racked up plenty of tips and am happy to share my advice for navigating the State Fair. Keep checking back for additional content, including a preview of the new food and drink being served up.


11 foods worth eating at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair


Cheese on a stick.

The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair


9 foods every first-time Minnesota State Fair attendee must eat


State Fair Information Booths answer up to 180,000 questions a year. Here are the top 5.


You can eat new and classic State Fair foods before the Fair even starts


Photo credit Minnesota State Fair.

10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair


Eggroll on a stick.

The hidden gem foods Minnesota State Fair staff eat


There are secret alleyways in the Food Building


The cheapest beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair


A picture of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, including the Grandstand.

The best ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair


Minnesota State Fair Food Parade.

REVIEW: Minnesota State Fair Food Parade


How to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there


What you need to do to your phone before going to the Minnesota State Fair


Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair


The hidden grocery store at the Minnesota State Fair


TV segment: 3 perfect spots to take a photo at the Minnesota State Fair


TV segment: The most shareable food at the Minnesota State Fair


Play Minnesota State Fair bingo with this free template


Know where you can charge your phone (for free) on the Fairgrounds


A guided tour of the Minnesota State Fair’s Creative Activities Building


TV segment: The best non-alcoholic beverages at the State Fair and where to get the cheapest pop


GUIDE: All the ways you can celebrate the Minnesota State Fair in 2020


State Fair Masks

Minnesota State Fair themed masks available


Sara's Tipsy Pies Pecan Tart.

A review of new foods at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair


A review of new foods at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair


A review of new foods at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair


The top 10 foods going into the 2018 Minnesota State Fair


The 12 Minnesota State Fair foods you need to eat: 2017 edition


TV segment: Cheapest beer at the Minnesota State Fair


TV segment: Transferring money with friends is easier than ever


TV segment: 3 brochures you need to get at a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth


TV segment: A free show Minnesota State Fair officials call ‘a hidden gem’


TV segment: The best ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair


TV segment: Best ways to stay hydrated and cool at the State Fair


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