Tag: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

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. Australian Potatoes From Australian Potatoes, on Judson Avenue between Liggett and Clough near

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Other ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there

Parking at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is a headache. Don’t do it. And in 2019, Metro Transit’s free Park and Ride shuttle lots have filled up quickly, some days before 11 am. So how the heck do you get to the Great Minnesota Get Together? Here are some out-of-the-box options: Metro Transit’s Express service lots

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The cheapest beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair

Don’t overspend on beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair! I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the insider advice on who has the best deals. Beer Midway Mens Club Underwood Street behind Visitor’s Plaza and across from the Butterfly House $6.50 20 ounce taps and $4.00 12 ounce taps of Miller

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Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair

Multiple people on my Facebook page asked me about the memorial benches you see around the Minnesota State Fair: how many are there, who gets one, and do you get to choose where they go. I asked Fair officials how the program works. For the 2019 State Fair, there are approximately 1200 benches around the

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Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair

When I stopped by a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth, I asked the worker what was the number one question she gets. Her answer: what is going on today. Well, the State Fair has a brochure for that. Entertainment on the Fairgrounds changes daily. The theme in Dan Patch Park is different every day, the

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The can’t-miss building at the Minnesota State Fair

It doesn’t sound super fun, but there’s a lot happening inside the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair. I appeared on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live to share some of my highlights. If you miss out on the First Kiss Apple, it’s still worth a visit to the Minnesota Apples booth for a Cider

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Minnesota State Fair Information Booths answer up to 180,000 questions a year. Here are the top 5.

There are 10 Information Booths strategically placed around the Minnesota State Fair. Fair officials tell me each booth will answer 1,200 to 1,500 questions per day. That’s up to 15,000 questions total and up to 180,000 questions over the 12 days of the State Fair. That’s in addition to the 500 phone calls the State

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Play Minnesota State Fair Bingo with this free template

The Minnesota State Fair’s website is a must-visit before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to learn about State Fair Bingo cards and how to create a custom list of what you want to see and eat at the Fair. You’ll find the State

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The best way to get to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is the Great Minnesota Get Together, but how do you get two million people to the Fairgrounds? Unless you arrive when gates open or have handicap parking access, I really do not recommend parking on the Fairgrounds. Traffic near the Fairgrounds is brutal, considering there are so many public buses bringing

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

The Food Building at the Minnesota State Fair is a blessing and a curse. There’s delicious food but it can get so crowded. I’m here to help you know exactly where to go so you’re not stuck sifting through the masses of people. Before I go any further, you need to know exactly what you

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