Tag: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

A Guide to the Minnesota State Fair Food Parade

My experience from the Minnesota State Fair Food Parades, held in August and October 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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?… Read the rest

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

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  • 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 Lite, Coors Lite, Michelob Golden Light and Grain Belt

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  • 12 ounce tap of Summit or Grain Belt Blu is $5
  • $5 Corona, Blue Moon, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, White Claw and others

Pop

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  • Coca-Cola at Mac’s Grill in Food Building
    • 33 ounces for $3

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  • Root Beer at Root Beer Barrels (4 locations)
    • 33 ounces for $3

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  • RC Cola, Sunkist, 7 UP and Dr.
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