‘Carousel Park’ no more: what’s changing at the Minnesota State Fair for 2017

Today, August 7, was the first day in the Minnesota State Fair's "lockdown." Guards are positioned at entrances as vendors really gear up to get their booths ready for the expected 1.9 million people expected attend the 2017 Great Minnesota Get Together, which starts Thursday, August 24.… Read the rest

The hidden grocery store at the Minnesota State Fair

Need a couple aspirin after a Midway ride or did the deep-fried candy bar give you some heartburn? There's a place on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds that can help. Welcome to Steichen's Grocery Store and Deli. It's really hidden. If you're at the All You Can Drink Milk booth, head north toward the Grandstand and [...]… Read the rest

Best ways to stay hydrated and cool at the Minnesota State Fair

In 2016, I appeared on KSTP-TV's Twin Cities Live at the Minnesota State Fair to share the scoop on how to stay cool and hydrated at the Great Minnesota Get Together without spending all of your cash! Note: the information in this story was accurate for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. Prices… Read the rest

12 Minnesota State Fair foods you need to eat, 2017 edition

Go beyond pronto pups and cookies. The pretzel you need to seek out at the Minnesota State Fair.
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