10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

If you're looking to avoid the biggest crowds at the Minnesota State Fair, historically there are two days where you'll have better luck.

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 in one spot eating corn-on-the-cob -- you could get a bit frazzled.… Read the rest

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

You can eat Minnesota State Fair foods before the Great Minnesota Get Together even starts at this hidden gem event.

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

There's no need to shimmey your way through the crowds in the Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

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.… Read the rest

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 [...]… Read the rest

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 [...]… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

The best ways to get to the State Fair

This article was first published in 2017. For updated information, check out this article. 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.… Read the rest

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