Tag: State Fair

A Guide to the Minnesota State Fair Food Parade

My experience from the Minnesota State Fair Food Parades, held in August and October 2020.

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.

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.

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.

The hidden gem foods Minnesota State Fair staff eat

So there are hundreds of foods to taste at the Minnesota State Fair. And if you’re only heading out to the Great Minnesota Get Together one day, your stomach — and your wallet — can only handle so much.

The official new Fair foods get a lot of buzz (get my reviews of 2019 new foods here), and there are the State Fair staples like Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Pronto Pups and cheese curds.… Read the rest

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.… 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

Get ready now for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

The 2018 Minnesota State Fair is done and if you’re in withdrawal like me, there are some ways to gear up for the 2019 Great Minnesota Get Together.

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with ways to keep the State Fair in your life year-round.… Read the rest

Know where new phone charging stations are at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to share details about where you can charge your cell phone while at the Minnesota State Fair. I also let you know where the best spots are for taking a photo while you’re here.… Read the rest