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Venture to the North End to experience the fairgrounds’ newest destination neighborhood. This year’s additions to the North End include: the North End Event Center, featuring ANGRY BIRDS UNIVERSE: THE EXHIBITION; Minnesota Corn Fairstalk; photo stops created by Minnesota artist Adam Turman; Minnesota-based specialty merchants; and more!
North End details page
Based on the famous game and characters that took the world by storm, ANGRY BIRDS UNIVERSE: THE EXHIBITION gives fair fans of all ages the chance to explore art and science concepts through unique, hands-on interactives.
ANGRY BIRDS UNIVERSE: THE EXHIBITION in the North End Event Center details page
Greeting guests as they meander through the North End, this 24-foot-tall one-of-a-kind art installation celebrates Minnesota agriculture. Giant LED screens, displaying fun facts about corn and farming, food and the fair, are integrated into the design of what is sure to become an iconic photo stop for fair visitors.
Minnesota Corn Fairstalk details page
Celebrate the richness, beauty and diversity of Minnesota’s indigenous foods and culture in a special daylong program on Sunday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Dan Patch Park.
The Sioux Chef® Presents the Indigenous Food Lab at Dan Patch Park details page
Goats, one of the fastest-growing livestock exhibitions at the State Fair (more than 1,400 goats came to the fair last year!), will now have their own education station. Stop by and learn more about the many goat breeds through activities and displays. (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)
Goat Booth details page
Two new high-flying rides debut at Mighty Midway - Sea Ray and Zero Gravity, and a new merry-go-round comes to Kidway.
Three New Rides details page
One of the most iconic buildings at the State Fairgrounds is home to a variety of new competitions, demonstrations and displays – from flowers and food to craft beer and ag education.
Agriculture Horticulture Building - New Features details page
The iconic five-story Giant Slide celebrates its 50th anniversary at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. An estimated 9 million fair guests have ridden this landmark attraction, which is owned and operated by three generations of the Pittroffs, the family that first brought the slide to the fair in 1969.
Giant Slide Turns 50 details page
Applying aloe vera to burns is a centuries-old practice. Lavender helps with sleep disorders and treats anxiety, stress and headaches. But did you know fennel can be used to treat nausea, colic and digestive issues and increases milk production for nursing mothers?
Minnesota State Fair Healing Garden details page
Insider tips from award-winning local chefs and dazzling displays of crafting and kitchen creativity by Minnesotans are highlighted in the Creative Activities Building.
Creative Activities - New Highlights details page
We’ve added three new lots – in Roseville and two in St. Paul – to our Park & Ride service, where you can park free and ride a free bus that drops you off right at the fair.
Park & Ride Lot Updates details page
At this award-winning exhibit, an array of new highlights features the latest in: easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos; healthy cooking tips to reduce food waste; innovations in green technology; and other topics on environmentally focused living.
Eco Experience - New Highlights details page
On select dates at this year's State Fair, come check out a photographic mosaic created with fair fan snapshots, a colorful Berry Mobile, and the Nintendo Switch Road Trip.
Special Promotional Exhibits details page
We introduce reading stories to dogs, performing trapeze art, creating with magnetic poetry, and digging into dirt at popular State Fair exhibits and experiences.
New Features of Popular Exhibits & Experiences details page
The History Walking Tour, a two-mile self-guided exploration of some of the State Fair’s most historically significant spots, introduces two new additions to the tour.
History Highlights of Early Fairs and the Sheep & Poultry Barn details page
3rd Lair SkatePark moves to Adventure Park, and the Krazy Maze relocates to Randall Avenue.
New Locations - 3rd Lair SkatePark and Krazy Maze details page
Unique Gifts & Home Decor - 15 New Vendors details page
Hobbies, Toys and the Outdoors - 11 New Vendors details page
Foodie Fun - 5 New Vendors details page
Threads, Accessories & Beauty Care - 10 New Vendors details page
Home & Work Solutions - 7 New Vendors details page
Out & About - 7 New Vendors details page