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“Best fair in the nation!”

Minnesota State Fair
Ranked #1 of 13 Food & Drink in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 1.9 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment shows; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concert series; 1,000 vendors; exhibits for kids and adults; and more!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best fair in the nation!”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I went there as a child, brought our kids there and continue to visit it every year I can! It has everything.....animals, food of every kind and variety, exhibits which are outstanding plus art and paintings of local artists as well as other, pets and pet shows Everything plus a midway if you are inclined to visit it. Local celebrities as well as Grandstand shows that host many famous entertainment etc.etc. etc.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best State Fair in the US”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Minnesota State Fair is called the Great Minnesota Get together and I never miss it. It is always held for 12 days starting on a Thursday, with Labor Day being the last day. The attractions are numerous and most of the food is sold on a stick. My favorite is Giggles walleye cakes. Don't miss the butter sculptures, the horticultural displays, the art building, the Eco building and too many others too numerous to mention.

Visited August 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Deep-fried frenzy”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

My boyfriend and I visited the Minnesota State Fair for the first time this year and had an absolute blast. The true highlight was the food: Vendors sell every kind of deep-fried or on-a-stick concoction you can think of, and they're surprisingly good. Deep-fried Reese's peanut butter cups were a hit, and we loved the deep-fried apple pie from Minneaple Pie (get it with the cinnamon ice cream). I was skeptical of the deep-fried cheese curds, but couldn't stop eating them, and marveled at how fast the servers get those bad boys out to the hordes of customers. Try the cheese curds from The Mouth Trap (inside a pavilion) for the "cheesiest" decor and experience.

Besides the food, the fair is a great place to people watch and check out the cute goats. Wear walking shoes and come with an empty stomach -- we left so full, wishing we could have tried more of the ridiculous treats.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food+drink!”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The state fair is an institution in Minnesota. Always buy a bargain book when you enter--it's worth the cost for the freebies you can get. Craft beer in the Horticulture building was awesome and relatively cheap for what you get. Also hit up Sweet Martha's, get a bucket of cookies and then head to the Dairy building to get all you can drink milk!

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best annual MN tradition!!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Best food on a stick! Something for everyone to enjoy. Great for all family members no matter what age.

Visited August 2013
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