Welcome! The marketing & communications department handles all media inquiries for the Minnesota State Fair. Working on a story about the Great Minnesota Get-Together? You'll find information and images in this Media Room.

Contact Information

For additional information and/or interview requests, please contact the marketing & communications department via:

Special Note: The Media Relations Hotline is answered leading up to and after fair time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except state holidays), and then during fair time Monday, Aug. 20 through Monday, Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For each request, include your name, publication/station and deadline date. Also, please share the subject of your story. This will allow us to identify the appropriate person and best resources available to fill the media request.

Media Twitter

This Twitter account tweets official Minnesota State Fair news, special announcements and other newsworthy fair happenings intended for media use only. These tweets will streamline the process of disseminating information, especially during times with breaking news. All official updates will be posted via this account. The account is protected and requires members of the media to send a "follow" request via the @MSFMedia account.

Media Kit

We collect all Minnesota State Fair information into a one-stop-shop. The 2018 Media Kit will be available to view or print as a PDF in July.

2018 Helpful Information

*What's New: For an overview of what's new at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, click on the links below as the information becomes available:

  • New Foods for 2018
  • New Attractions & Exhibits for 2018

*Daily Schedules: View or print daily schedules which include demonstrations, entertainment, competition and agriculture events by each day.

*Finders: These Finder search engines will help you locate anything at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

  • Food Finder - allows you to find all available foods and their locations.
  • Merch & More Search - allows you to search for any type of merchandise sold on the fairgrounds by using keywords, phrases or categories.
  • Fun Finder - allows you to find entertainment dates and times, special demonstrations, attraction dates and times, events at Carousel Park and more.

Media Photo Gallery

The photo gallery is a royalty-free source of high resolution images that may be used with print or electronic news stories. Please note: Credit must be given to the Minnesota State Fair when using the images from the gallery. Whenever possible, please list the 2018 fair dates: Aug. 23-Labor Day, Sept. 3. View images in the Media Photo Gallery.

Photography & Video Footage Guidelines

Learn more about taking photographs or video footage on the fairgrounds.

About the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. The 2018 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 23-Labor Day, Sept. 3.

A State Fair fact sheet, corporate profile, history of the fair, trivia and other general information is available under "Quick Links."

2018 News Releases

2017 News Releases


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