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Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

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Media Room

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:

• Email: media@mnstatefair.org
• Media Relations Hotline: (651) 288-4321

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

@MSFMedia

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

New foods will be announced in June, and new attractions will be announced in July.

Daily Schedules

View the daily schedules at any information booth or use the online State Fair Finders (available in August), which include demonstrations, entertainment, competition, and agriculture events by each day.

Photography & Video Footage Guidelines

Please use the photography and video footage guidelines before gathering content at the fair.

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 “More Information.”

News Releases

2018

2017

Media Photo Galleries:

These photo galleries are 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.

Please check back often as other galleries will become available in the coming months.

Helpful tools:

  • Daily Schedules (available in August)
  • 2018 Media Kit (available in late July)

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