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Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Grounds

1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, Minnesota, 55108
Category: Activities
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Minnesota State Fair

This end of the summer tradition is often referred to as the "Great Minnesota Get Together." Held every year for twelve days leading up to Labor Day, the Minnesota State Fair draws in almost 1.8 million visitors to enjoy the thrill of the midway rides, live entertainment, livestock shows, talent contests, the 5k Milk Run and the always popular selections of tasty fair food - from corn dogs to fried candy bars.

While the Minnesotat State Fair may be the biggest event of the year, the fairgrounds have events all year long. 



  • Vary based on event


  • Vary based on event


  • Minnesota Beef Expo
  • Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk
  • North Star Roller Girls


  • Expos and Events
  • Fair Games
  • Live Music
  • Talent Contests
  • Food & Drinks
  • Animal Exhibits

Year-round Events

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is used year round for many events, including MSRA Back to the 50s, flea markets, swap meets and exhibitions forhorses, cars, dogs motorcycles, model railroads, clothing, guns and jewelry. Early in the summer, the roads are closed down and set up for the annual bike races - the State Fair Affair Crit Series.


The fair offers exciting entertainment of all ages and tastes. Check out the Kidway for children's rides and Midway rides for adults. Every year the fair showcases many top named music acts on the main Grandstand stage. This venue has featured names like Styx, Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, KISS, Depeche Mode and Carrie Underwood.


  • What is the Minnesota State Fair's attendance and running duration?

    The fair runs every year for twelve days leading up to Labor Day with nearly 1.8 million people attending annually.
  • What types of attractions and food are there at the fair?

    The Minnesota State Fair features tons of things to do and fun attractions for all ages, including livestock show, talent contest, rides, live music, art exhibits, the 5k Milk Run, and Machinery Hill farm equipment display. The fair is a haven for foodies serving up the classic foot long corn dog to the latest deep fried food craze on a stick.

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