The best freebies at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

Admission to the 2021 Minnesota State costs $16, but once you’re inside, there are some great freebies!

I appeared on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with a roundup of the best free items you can take home with you. 

Star Tribune

Sweet Martha’s Cookies or Cheese Curd flavored lip balm

Available anytime

Just walk up to their booth!

Located at the foot of the Grandstand

Minnesota Twins

Giveaways daily at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

On August 30, September 3 and September 6, they will give away the beanie hats featured in the video above

Check the sign at their booth to learn what specific item they will give away at a specific time

Twins legends, including Tony Oliva, and TC Bear will make appearances

Located by the International Bazaar

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

Stop by to get prescription pill dissolver pouches. You put unwanted pills in the bag, pour a bit of water in it, shake it up, and the pills dissolve. It ensures pills don’t get in the wrong hands!

Free anytime their booth is open

Located next to the Leinie Lodge Bandshell

University of Minnesota

Fanny packs handed out at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Also giving away glitter fanny packs during trivia with Goldy Gopher held daily at 2:00 p.m.

Located near the main gate on Dan Patch

Home Depot

Play their “Pinko” board for your chance to win a Homer bucket, visor, tool belt, yardstick or other item

Located at the north end of the Fairgrounds next to the Pet Pavilions

KSTP-TV Building

Spin the prize wheel for your chance to get a water bottle, mug, backpack or an opportunity to win $1,000 cash from Old National Bank


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