Leinie Lodge: Tonic Sol-fa
The longest running act at the State Fair and still one of the best. I make it a point to go to the fair just to see them and schedule my entire day around their performance(s).
Local News Broadcasts
I'm partial to KARE11 news, but you can have a good time at nearly any of them. Check their websites because they usually can give you a heads up on what might be special about each broadcast.
Leinie Lodge @ Night
Cant' afford the Grandstand or no appealing acts? Usually, the bandshell at night line-up is great. I've seen many different acts over the years and a few have won me over as a fan from the first note or drum beat.
Any Bench You Can Find: People
Let's face it, many of us go to the fair for the people watching. The population that the State Fair draws in is an attraction in itself! Mullets, and flip-flops and people who shouldn't be wearing tube tops! :)
ASH! by Ashley Ligon
Fair Food Frenzy by Ashley Loose
Roasted Corn on the Cob
Pizza on a Stick
Fabulous Food at the Fair by Ashley Renie'
Right outside the Grandstand is the best booth at the fair. You can smell the butter from far away, you can see the smiles on peoples faces, including the the leftover yellow kernels. Grilled, dipped in butter, and, at least mine, perfectly salted; it's the Corn-on-the-Cob at the Minnesota State Fair!
A newer item at the Fair, it's sure to keep people guessing just from its name. In the food building you have to fight your way through the crowd to get to these wonderful creations. Dip them in ranch, my favorite, or leave them bare; it's the deep-fried green beans, its the Leprechaun Legs!
Pickle on a Stick
Who would have thought that taking a large pickle and adding a stick would make it so much more enjoyable! Close to Andy's Grill, right by the Midway, you'll find this wonderful classic tradition, well at least my tradition. The line is usually at least five deep, and it's messy at first, but it is truly one of the greatest inventions at our Great Get Together!
Too Many To Choose!
This list could be Fantastic Fifty at the Fair and it wouldn't be long enough. Because who could go to the Fair without trying a CornDog, Cotton Candy, Luigi Fries, Cheese-on-a-Stick, Cheese Curds, The Giant Cup of Root Beer, Fried Pickles, the Gyro stand, Luigi Fries, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Sweet Marthas Cookies, the Veggie Burger in the Food Building, those delicious World's Best Fries, the best tasting Kettle Korn in Heritage Square, Alligator Jerky, and every other food that we come across at the Minnesota State Fair! It's all so good!