The Minnesota State Fair will present awards to the very best of the State Fair's 1,200 commercial exhibits, concessions, attractions and food vendors in the Great Minnesota Get-Together's 2017 Best Awards.
Winners will be recognized in the following categories: Best Product or Service, Best Food or Beverage, Best Attraction, Best Value, Best Customer Service, Best Midway Ride, Best Midway Game and Best Kidway Ride.
The winners will be announced in a special ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. on the International Bazaar Stage.
Best Product or Service: Doghouses & Playhouses built by Hoffman Weber Construction
Best Food or Beverage: The Preferred Pickle
Best Attraction: Boy Scouts of America
Best Value: Patinella's Chicken Grill
Best Customer Service: HomeTown Mobility
Best Midway Ride: New York New York Fun House (Fair Ride Entertainment)
Best Midway Game: Fish-A-Rama (Oren Concessions)
Best Kidway Ride: Safari Train (Michael Wood, owner)
Best Product or Service: JM Cremp's Boys Adventure Store
Best Food or Beverage: San Felipe Tacos
Best Attraction: Bonanza Shooting Gallery
Best Value: Midway Men's Club
Best Customer Service: Corn Roast
Best Midway Ride: Rock It (State Fair Services)
Best Midway Game: Drag-A-Fish (Candice Anderson, owner)
Best Kidway Ride: Monkey Maze (Alamo Amusement)
For many years, the fair has recognized its most outstanding vendors. Previously called the Outstanding Exhibits and People's Choice Awards, the "Best Awards" honor the most exceptional vendors at the Minnesota State Fair.