State Fair

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

As Minnesota State Fair attendance increases, so do transit and parking challenges
Before you can eat a pronto pup at the Minnesota State Fair, you have to get there first. But some fairgoers are having issues with public transportation, traffic and parking.
Infrequently Asked Questions: Where does the butter for the Princess Kay sculptures come from?
It turns out it’s a team effort to get the 90-pound blocks of butter to the fair, with dairy farmers from across the upper Midwest pitching in.
‘12-day reunion for everybody’: 1 family, 2 State Fair food booths, many grandkids
Running the Big Green Pepper and Strawberry Patch is more than just a money-making venture for the extended Ivory family. It’s a labor of love that helps reconnect generations of family members each year at the Minnesota State Fair.
Infrequently Asked Questions: Who owns the Minnesota State Fair and its buildings?
MPR News is back with a second year of “Infrequently Asked Questions” at the Minnesota State Fair. For our first question, who really owns the fair?
Photos: For the first time in nearly 30 years, people take oath of citizenship at State Fair
People who took the oath were born in countries from across the globe including Somalia, Australia, Colombia, Russia, Venezuela, Eritrea, Mexico and Vietnam. The ceremony was the first held at the fair since 1996.
Checking in with a Minnesota 4-H kid, 30 years later
When we last heard from Ryan Mackenthun in 1994, as an FFA and 4-H kid at the Minnesota State Fair, the then-18-year-old was confident farming was in his future.
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