Staying overnight in the 4H Building
Better than Christmas, the best three days of the year!
Parking Cars In Our Yard
The way we pay for going to the fair so much!
The free musical performances in the 4H building
Listening to the Grandstand for free from my window.
Free concerts every night!
Best of the fair by Suzie Hanssen
Features different marching bands.
Ye Old Mill
The tunnel ride
Fine Arts Bldg
A great place to see new things, buy presents for friends, relatives and yourself of course.
Fun that's FREE by Suzi McDonough
Climbing the Fire Tower
I managed to attend the fair for 25+ years before discovering the fire tower outside the DNR building last year. Great view of the fairgrounds, plus a dude shows you how our forests were once protected by fire spotters with a compass and a walkie talkie.
State Fair Bingo
I make Bingo cards, hand them out to my fellow fair-goers, and see who can mark 5 spaces first. We're watching for things like, Favre Jersey, Guy with a mullet, lady yanking her kid by the arm, Rascal scooter, shirt with fresh food stain, kid on a leash
Before computer screen pixels were created, people had to make their own out of Minnesota-grown grains and seeds. And make them they did! The tradition of arranging seed and grain pixels into works of art continues today, and I cannot wait to see what crops up this year!
Baby animals being born
At the Miracle of Birth building. You may see a birth miracle that looks more like a bloody massacre, but if you can look at a day-old lamb without melting, you are not human.
Best of the Best by Suzanne Messer
Category:Attractions & Exhibits
Aunt Marthas cookies
We love the cookies with the all you can drink milk stand!
I love all of the different things to buy in the grandstand
Tom Thumb donuts
These are also great with milk
The state fair song
You know fun is just around the corner when you hear that song