The 2017 State Fair Blue Ribbon Bargain Book offers 150 coupons with huge savings on food, merchandise and attractions valid all 12 days of the fair. Books are available for $5 at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office beginning June 5, as well as at participating Cub stores and locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., beginning June 25. Learn more about where to purchase Blue Ribbon Bargain Books before the fair. During the fair, purchase Blue Ribbon Bargain Books at State FairWear Gift Shops and Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts on the fairgrounds. See a State Fair map for fair-time locations. Proceeds support the Minnesota State Fair Foundation.