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

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 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

The 3 State Fair brochures you need to ask for at the information booth

I was on KSTP-TV with an insider tip on tackling the Minnesota State Fair. There are three brochures worth asking for at the information booth to help you navigate the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch the video to find out the ones I recommend!… 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

An ongoing review of new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2017

UPDATED 9/3/17 The Minnesota State Fair is serving up 31 new foods in 2017*. Keep checking back to get my thoughts on what's worth trying...and what isn't deserving of your cash. * = so the Fair says there are 31 new foods, but it won't take much walking around to see there are plenty more.… Read the rest

‘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

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