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“Way too many people”

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, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Plymouth, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Way too many people”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

If state fairs are your thing....turned out not to be mine. I don't know who came up with the idea to get in upwards of 150,000 people in the same place in the hot summer, but its disgusting. Also to get a family in the door is over $30 - sure they have dicounts and what not, but count on paying about $5 - $10 for anything that you could probably make better yourself.

Visited July 2012
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Baldwin, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love the Fair”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Cream Puffs, Salmon on a Stick and kettle corn. Sweaty crowds, sore feet, lofty rides. Silly products, serious fools, and the smell of fires. Do I ever love the state fair

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Love the MN State Fair! and the car shows, too.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Even though the buildings are old, they are charming and functional. The State Fair is always a blast, and there are also many other fun events held at the fairgrounds throughout the year.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Foodies Delight!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

If attending the MN State Fair - bring a lot of cash and try everything you've never had before. It's all delicious! Oh, and try not to think about the enormous people everywhere while you stuff a deep fried pickle into your mouth!

Visited August 2012
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Roseville, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The same every year, but that's what makes it great !”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Ask the vendors who come to this fair and they all say it's the best in the country. Expect to do a lot of walking and eat a lot of junk food. It's great !

Visited August 2012
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