Q: What year was the first Minnesota State Fair held?
Q: How many acres make up the fairgrounds?
A: 322 acres
Q: How much government funding or what sum of taxpayer dollars does the State Fair receive?
A: The State Fair does not receive government funding or taxpayer dollars of any kind. It is completely financially self-supporting.
Q: How many baby animals are born at the CHS Miracle of Birth Center during the State Fair?
A: Nearly 200 animals, including calves, lambs and piglets
Q: How many food concessions are located throughout the fairgrounds?
A: About 300 food concessions dish up nearly 500 different delectable delights.
Q: What happens to the giant pumpkins and vegetables in the agriculture horticulture competition after the fair?
A: The giant pumpkins and other vegetables are composted.
Q: How many events take place on the fairgrounds during the non-fair time?
A: 130 events
Q: How many tons of glass, plastic and aluminum were collected and recycled during the 2017 fair?
A: 57 tons
Q: How many cookies can Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar produce in one day?
A: 3 million cookies
Q: What is the most popular flavor of pies entered in the creative activities baked goods category?
Q: Which U.S. presidents have visited the State Fair at one time during their life?
A: Coolidge, Eisenhower, Harding, Teddy Roosevelt, Taft
Q: How long would it take the average cow to produce all the milk served during the fair’s 12-day run at the All You Can Drink Milk booth?
A: 8-9 years. About 26,000 gallons of milk are served each year at that booth.
Q: What is the oldest amusement on the fairgrounds?
A: Ye Old Mill, which began operating in 1915.
Q: When was the Minnesota State Fair Foundation established?
Q: How many ears of corn does the Corn Roast booth go through each day?
A: 25,000 ears of corn
Q: What year was electricity first used at the State Fair, allowing it to operate after sunset?
Q: What is the oldest food concession on the fairgrounds?
A: Hamline Church Dining Hall, which began operating in 1897
Q: In what year was the first Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned?
Q: When did attendance first top the 1 million mark?
A: Sept. 5, 1955
Q: What percentage of fair guests came to the fair by some type of public, charter or mass transit bus operation in 2018?
A: Approximately 50%