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Dress up your pet for your chance to win 2021 Minnesota State Fair tickets

Llama not required.

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

The 2020 Minnesota State Fair may be canceled, but State Fair officials and business owners are coming up ways you can get your fix of the Great Minnesota Get Together.

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 they go.… Read the rest

You Betcha: Brush up on your Minnesota slang

As you 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.

The top 10 foods to start the 2021 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.… Read the rest

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.

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Creative Activities Superintendent Curt Pederson has been involved with the State Fair for 43 years.… Read the rest

10 tips for planning a trip to the Minnesota State Fair

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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.… Read the rest

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

It’s not the most publicized, but it’s truly a fun night. And it’ll make your friends jealous.

Every year on the Thursday before the Minnesota State Fair starts, traditional and new Fair food vendors gather in the International Bazaar for an event called Taste of the Fair.… Read the rest