Northern Tool & Equipment
Every time I come to the MN State Fair I stop in here. Where else can you get retractable dog leashes for around $5. Not to mention all the cool tools for dad (or mom).
I don't have a sprinkler system at home so this gives a lot of options for lawn care
Mulberry Silk Duvets
100% non-allergenic silk duvet bed covers, check it out!
Everyone likes to get their name on things...Go here to get a personalized ring.
Great Fair Get-Aways by Jill Hentges
Fine Arts Building
This is the get-away to cultured culture. Slip into the Fine Arts Building and slip away from the manic pace for a bit and enjoy a relaxed and refined stroll amidst the beautiful works of fine artists. you almost forget you are at a fair until you recognize the ribbons. The bathrooms in here are mighty fine too.
Sneak away with your roasted corn and sit among the commemorative bricks and gorgeous landscaping. This is a beautiful spot to sit and catch your breath.
Front Row at the Bandshell
Park yourself in the front row of the bandshell and enjoy top notch entertainment all day long. The eclectic combination of local artists and national acts is a treat from sun up to sundown.
On a Burlap Sack Rolling the Giant Slide
Saving the best for last, there's no get-away quite like escaping your chronological age and time by triggering a flashback down the giant slide. Hold on tight and be sure to time your screams with the placement of the dangling microphones.
Great Minnesota Get Together Goodies by Jim Reuter
Turkey to Go
Best Turkey Sandwiches I have ever had, usually have one when I come in the gates and one before I leave!
State Fair tradition for decades, gotta have a freshly made (not a corn dog) PRONTO PUP!
Tom Thumb mini donuts, over 12 billion served...and I can tast why!
Sweet Martha's Chocolate Chip Cookies.
End the day by sharing a bucket with all of your friends!
Greatest food at the fair by Martin
Macaroni and Cheese on a Stick
SO GOOD! They are to die for. Great flavor and so addicting. Find them at Axel's on the exterior of the Food Building.
Sweet Martha's Cookies
Must enjoy these with milk. These are tradition.
One year I tried to hit every pronto pup stand. I made it to eight by noon and had to abort my plan. I did enjoy eleven pups on this fateful day for my waistband.
Dole Fruit Stand
Amazingly delicious frozen yogurt. Great way to cool down (and a great way to kill time while you're waiting for cookies in the Sweet Martha line).