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“Best State Fair in the Country”

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: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best State Fair in the Country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

This is your classic, really big, State Fair. There are the cows and horses to see, sheep, goats, rabbits, ducks, pigeons, turkeys, a milking barn, a petting barn, a birthing barn. The food is the big thing here, mostly fried and mostly on a stick. Hot dog, pork chop, waffle, slab bacon with maple syrup, meat ball, Ruben, pickle all on a stick. There are healthy foods, huge sweet strawberries, honey lemonade, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, corn on the cob, lean roast beef sandwiches, falafel, and an array of seasonal apples. The craft building shows a huge array of wood carving, quilt making, wool spinning, canning, baking, glass making. Too much to list everything. But, if you can visit Minnesota in the weeks just before Labor Day, you must visit the State Fair!

Visited August 2011
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English first
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun for two weeks a year”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Gorge yourself on anything on a stick and marvel at the destruction too much cheap, bad food can wreak on a population.

Thank Gailymegan
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“There's only one MN State Fair- it's the best in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

I love the fair, but I know it's not for everyone. You have to be prepared for the hot and sticky and just know what your feet are going to start aching. Be prepared and bring some painkiller, hand sanitizer, wear comfy shoes, and some Tums might not be a bad idea either. the MN State fair is the place to go to eat whatever your heart desires, especially if it's something deepfried and on a stick. If you've never been, it's a must go.

Thank crimsonrabbit
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Somerset, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

During the state fair, you will have the most fun. Try all the different foods served on a stick! Lots to see, dress for weather. Wear good walking shoes.

Thank Jackie J
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Stacy, MN
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun Fun Fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

We go for the food! You can just about get anything on a stick to eat! Good concerts! Tons of farm animals even babies!

Thank H0tTr0pic
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