Tag: 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair

Originally published August 2019, updated July 2020 Multiple people on my Facebook page asked me about the memorial benches you see around the Minnesota State Fair. They wanted to know how many there are, who gets one, and if you get to choose where… Continue Reading “Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair”

The top 10 foods to start the 2020 Minnesota State Fair

It’s tradition for me to publish a list of the 10 foods you need to have at the Great Minnesota Get Together. It does change each year, and your feedback makes an impact.

The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair

You hear about new Minnesota State Fair foods and classic Fair fare, but what is a bit off the beaten path and worth the cash? I asked Twin Cities Live Facebook fans for their suggestions and presented the top picks on KSTP-TV. Australian Potatoes… Continue Reading “The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair”

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

Parking at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is a headache. Don’t do it. And in 2019, Metro Transit’s free Park and Ride shuttle lots have filled up quickly, some days before 11 am. So how the heck do you get to the Great Minnesota Get… Continue Reading “Other ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there”

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

Don’t overspend on beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair! I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the insider advice on who has the best deals. Beer Midway Mens Club Underwood Street behind Visitor’s Plaza and across from the Butterfly House… Continue Reading “The cheapest beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair”

Go on a private tour of the Minnesota State Fair’s Creative Activities Building

Every year, 6,000 entries make their way into the Creative Activities Building at the Minnesota State Fair. From wheat bread making to garments, the division covers a lot of work done by Minnesotans. Creative Activities Superintendent Curt Pederson has been involved with the State… Continue Reading “Go on a private tour of the Minnesota State Fair’s Creative Activities Building”

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

The Minnesota State Fair’s phone app is the must-have before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to explain what you will find on it. The State Fair’s phone app is free to download for… Continue Reading “What you need to do to your phone before going to the Minnesota State Fair”

Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair

When I stopped by a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth, I asked the worker what was the number one question she gets. Her answer: what is going on today. Well, the State Fair has a brochure for that. Entertainment on the Fairgrounds changes daily.… Continue Reading “Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair”

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

There are 10 Information Booths strategically placed around the Minnesota State Fair. Fair officials tell me each booth will answer 1,200 to 1,500 questions per day. That’s up to 15,000 questions total and up to 180,000 questions over the 12 days of the State… Continue Reading “Minnesota State Fair Information Booths answer up to 180,000 questions a year. Here are the top 5.”

An ongoing review of new foods at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

31 official new foods made their debut at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.