State Fair

The 2024 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

‘It’s a loss’: The State Fair Foundation sunsets the Commemorative Art program
The Minnesota State Fair’s Commemorative Art program, which began in 2004 and featured work from 19 artists to expand connections to the arts community and generate revenue, has ended.
Can’t wait for the State Fair? Summer kickoff event will return in May
The Minnesota State Fair is still almost five months away — but on Memorial Day weekend, fair fans can get an early taste of the festivities at the fourth annual Kickoff to Summer at the Fair.
Minnesota State Fair auction closed Tuesday, some items sold for thousands
The Minnesota State Fair closed its auction Tuesday afternoon. Bidders bought artifacts from defunct carnival rides to old farm equipment to office chairs.
From the boats of Ye Old Mill to folding chairs, now is your time to own a piece of the Minnesota State Fair
Fans of the Minnesota State Fair have a couple more days to claim a piece of memorabilia: hundreds of items are up for auction online.  
Take that, inflation: Minnesota State Fair ticket prices will stay flat for 2024
The Minnesota Agricultural Society Board of Managers — the 10-member panel that runs the Minnesota State Fair — on Sunday voted to keep ticket prices flat for the 2024 event.
The State Fair hopes this was your last year throwing stuff off the SkyGlider
Every year since the SkyGlider opened in 2001, people at the Minnesota State Fair have thrown items from it onto the roof of the Kemps Little Farm Hands exhibit.
Breakfast at the fair: Auntie M's Gluten Free
The Morning Edition team spent the fair scoping out what Minnesotans were having for breakfast. In this audio postcard, MPR News producer Gracie Stockton takes us to a beacon for those with dietary restrictions: Auntie M's Gluten-Free.
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