Little Farm Hands
Kids LOVE this exhibit! This agricultural education exhibit is a mock up farm for kids. Children (ages 3-10) become farm hands at this free, hands-on exhibit as they are provided the opportunity to experience the agricultural process, beginning at the farm and ending at the market. Kids help with farm chores, collect goods to sell at the farmers market, and then spend their earnings on real products made from the farm at the grocery store.
Home Depot Kids Workshop
The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.
Fine Arts Building
Art from classical to strange. This annual art exhibition is a result of a juried competition. Participation is open to all living residents of Minnesota, and each may submit one work for consideration.
See the amazing works of art in the Crop Art Gallery of the Ag-Hort-Bee building. Crop art involves the use of seeds instead of paints to create a work of art.
Not in Kansas Anymore by Heather Hansen Mead
I always check out the fabulous live music, unique vendors, and the great variety of ethnic foods.
A trip to the Great Minnesota Get Together isn't complete until you've put a pair of paper Pig Ears on your head and wandered through the livestock barns.
Minnesota's Best Apples
The Horticulture Building is the best place to find out about the enormous variety of Minnesota apples - and you can sample them, too!
Arts & Crafts
Not sure of the name of this building - but I always make sure to check out the home made goods Minnesotans have brought in for judging. Canned goods, baked goods, and beautiful quilts are all on display.
Not fried, but still delicious! by Nikki
Located in the Horticulture building, this is a real treat on a hot day. Also very affordable!
Olives on a stick
Another reasonably priced snack. I think it is the best food item on a stick! Located in the International Bazaar.
Fresh squeezed lemonade
The fresh squeezed lemonade located outside of the Food Building is the best. There is usually a coupon too, so check out the Blue Ribbon Bargain book!
Cinnamon roasted nuts
So good! Follow your nose! Located in the International Bazaar and has a coupon in the Blue Ribbon Bargain book! Yay!
Northern Mn Mark by Mark Ecklund
The variety of people who come to the fair and their looks.
lines you wait in
when it’s for food, rides, or free stuff you just get in it because of the line. You don't care what it is you just get in and hope it doesn't run out till you get it.
friends you meet.
No matter where you go you meet new friends and always seem to run into someone from your home town. People are happy and willing to help you at every corner.
At every corner of the fair there is some kind of free entertainment for every age. Where you can go and rest and listen to music, laugh, or be awed.