Tag: Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair Food Parade returns in October

The Minnesota State Fair announced that its extremely-popular Food Parade will return to the State Fairgrounds October 1 - 4 and 8 - 11, 2020.

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

Llama not required.

MAP: Don’t have State Fair Food Parade tickets? Go on this food crawl

There are plenty of other ways to get a taste of State Fair foods leading up to Labor Day.  Check out this list of restaurants and businesses where you can find official Fair foods.

A Guide to the Minnesota State Fair Food Parade

Whether you're attending closer to Labor Day or just want a taste of the Fair, here's my experience of the Food Parade, along with answers to the questions you asked on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Minnesota State Fair themed masks now available

official Fair merchandise available to public is typically not the most trendy looking stuff. However, designers did a good job creating face masks, along with a gaiter. You can get a face covering featuring Fairchild, one of the two mascots for the Fair, for $12. They're also selling a three-pack of more simplistic masks for $20. Face coverings are available in adult and youth sizes.

Watch a livestream of a princess’s likeness carved out of 90 pounds of butter

Starting Thursday, August 13, candidates will be on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to get their likeness carved out of a 90 pound block of butter. It's a Minnesota State Fair tradition that draws thousands of onlookers.

Bored at home? Compete in the Minnesota State Fair’s Cookie Decorating Contest

If you're running out of ideas to keep the kids occupied before they start some sort of school, get your family to bake cookies and compete in the Minnesota State Fair's Cookie Decorating Showcase.

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.

You can buy sleeves of Minnesota State Fair cups for use at home

I stopped by the Fairgrounds to purchase two sleeves of cups, and the process is extremely easy. There was no line when I visited, although there was a steady flow of customers.

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