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The best freebies at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

What free stuff are you finding at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair? I found Minnesota themed socks that are way cool! Watch my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to find where. Advertisements

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Play Minnesota State Fair Bingo with this free template

The Minnesota State Fair’s website is a must-visit before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to learn about State Fair Bingo cards and how to create a custom list of what you want to see and eat at the Fair. You’ll find the State

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The best non-alcoholic beverages at the Minnesota State Fair, and the cheapest pop

Sure, there’s always buzz about the best brews and specialty adult beverages you can find at the Minnesota State Fair, but there are some delightful beverages off the beaten path that all can enjoy. I appeared on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with three of my favorites, along with the shops who consistently have the best

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There are secret alleyways in the Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair

The Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair is a blessing and a curse. There’s delicious food but it can get so crowded. I’m here to help you know exactly where to go so you’re not stuck sifting through the masses of people. Before I go any further, you need to know exactly what you

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The 3 best days to attend the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is over 320 acres of food on-a-stick, animals and people watching. However, when there are nearly a quarter-million people walking around — or worse, huddled eating corn-on-the-cob — you could get a bit frazzled. Historically, the State Fair sees its lowest attendance on days six and seven, which are the solo

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The 27 new craft beers and beverages at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

In addition to the 27 “official” new foods making their debut at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, (see the full list and my reviews here) there are 27 new beverages you will find around the Fairgrounds. Related: click here to find the cheapest beer at the Minnesota State Fair The State Fair prints a Specialty

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10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

When you look at gross sales per day, you could say the Minnesota State Fair is the biggest restaurant in the world. In 2017, they brought in over $51 million in food and beverage sales in 12 days. In comparison, Tao in Las Vegas brings in $42 million in sales over an entire year. Attendance

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A free show State Fair officials call ‘a hidden gem’

Check out History On-A-Schtick, a daily, 30 minute show that teaches you about important figures in Minnesota’s history. But this isn’t a lecture. And State Fair officials say it’s highly underrated. Plus, learn about an app that’ll help you find the closest pronto pup when you’re on the Fairgrounds.  

The best ways to get to the State Fair

Make sure to plan ahead for how you’ll get to the Minnesota State Fair. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with advice. There are over 30 free park and ride lots are near the Fairgrounds. Be careful: they fill up fast. Check the State Fair’s Twitter page before you head out to see if

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You Betcha: Brush up on your Minnesota slang

As you’ll see in the movies Fargo and Drop Dead Gorgeous, Minnesotans are known for elongating the letters a and o in speech (boooat, baaag). But if you want to sound more like a native, use these terms: 94, 35W, 62 = Highways/interstates (don’t say ‘I-494’ or ‘Interstate 35 West’) Aquatennial = The summer festival for the city

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