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“My favorite summer activity!”

Minnesota State Fair
Ranked #2 of 128 things to do 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 nearly 2 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, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Most people think I'm crazy, but I go at least 2 times a year, sometimes more. There's so much to see, and so many indulgent things to eat! The Grandstand has a lot of great deals too. I love the State Fair!

2  Thank Felicia G
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

So many, many food offerings! Comfortable seating at most fast food stands at nearby tables or park benches. Good seating in shady places on a hot day. Music, fun parade, clean buildings.

2  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I annually go to the Great Minnesota Get Together at least twice as year and am never disappointed. There are always new foods to try but the best part is just to stroll the grounds and people watch or listen to fabulous music.

2  Thank CarFerryNut85
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is one of my favorite annual activities but my husband barely tolerates it! Most people go for the fun and varied food. I recommend going with friends so you can sample each others. I enjoy the free concerts and talent shows. You'll be amazed at the talented works of MN artists in the fine arts building. I appreciated the horticulture building with the flower arrangements - they do however look quite wilted by the end of the fair. It's fun to sit in on the live TV news broadcasts but have to line up early to get a seat. I like listening to the live infomercials, hawking the latest household gadgets. Plan on spending the day and there is plenty of offsite parking with bus delivery to the gates.

2  Thank MbethMinnesota
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

...it's the best state fair in the state. I go every year, the music is great, the food, though mostly unhealthy is fun to try. You can never see it all in a day.

1  Thank Carla S
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