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“The great MN State Fair”

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, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The great MN State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is a fun destination as wherever you are staying/living there is transportation and one of the top State Fairs in the US. Free music everywhere, variety of foods and beverages, and the Talent Show is worth a visit every night.

Visited September 2013
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Minnesota State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We look forward to the Minnesota State Fair every year. It is billed as the Great Minnesota Get Together. It has something for everybody! Food, shows, crafts, merchandise, rides, music, and adult beverages. Get there early 9:00 am on the first Friday and you can see it all (well much of it) in 4-6 hours. Lots of walking, lots of crowds, lots of fun!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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180 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A Premiere State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Minnesota Fair, also called the "Great Minnesota Get Together", is one of the largest State Fairs you can attend. You really almost need two full days to take it all in, because there's so much to see and do.

The free live music with well known artists is one my favorite daily events. The huge selection and choices for food favorites and unique specialties is another drawing point. Well known and top name artists, bands and performers are evening events with tickets sold in advance and at the gate. The midway also offers a large selection of rides and games.

You can expect large crowds at this Fair, so this means the fairgrounds parking lots can be difficult to find a parking space. Upwards to 2 Million visitors in a ten day period. Instead, I suggest that you consider using one of the many designated sites that has dedicated "to and from" State Fair transportation. These buses operate daily from early morning to late night and are inexpensive to use.

Visited August 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our State Fair is a Great State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

DON'T miss our Fair! It has the best FOOD, Animals, Entertainment, Rides, Parades, Shows, People-watching. Usually the weather is good end of August. You won't be disappointed!

Visited September 2013
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California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience Every Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

A summer in Minnesota is not complete without a trip to the State Fair. Great food is the main attraction, personally. Rides are entertaining as well, with something for everyone, and of course there's the baby animals barn. I recommend the baby pigs. How cute! Fun for the entire family here.

Visited August 2013
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