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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

313 Days 5 Hours 27 Mins

New Attractions for 2019

North End

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!

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ANGRY BIRDS UNIVERSE: THE EXHIBITION in the North End Event Center

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.

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Minnesota Corn Fairstalk

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.

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The Sioux Chef® Presents the Indigenous Food Lab at Dan Patch Park

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.

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Goat Booth

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)

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Three New Rides

Two new high-flying rides debut at Mighty Midway - Sea Ray and Zero Gravity, and a new merry-go-round comes to Kidway.

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Agriculture Horticulture Building - New Features

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.

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Giant Slide Turns 50

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.

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Minnesota State Fair Healing Garden

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?

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Creative Activities - New Highlights

Insider tips from award-winning local chefs and dazzling displays of crafting and kitchen creativity by Minnesotans are highlighted in the Creative Activities Building.

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Park & Ride Lot Updates

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.

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Eco Experience - New Highlights

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.

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Special Promotional Exhibits

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.

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New Features of Popular Exhibits & Experiences

We introduce reading stories to dogs, performing trapeze art, creating with magnetic poetry, and digging into dirt at popular State Fair exhibits and experiences.

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History Highlights of Early Fairs and the Sheep & Poultry Barn

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.

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New Locations - 3rd Lair SkatePark and Krazy Maze

3rd Lair SkatePark moves to Adventure Park, and the Krazy Maze relocates to Randall Avenue.

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Unique Gifts & Home Decor - 15 New Vendors

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Hobbies, Toys and the Outdoors - 11 New Vendors

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Foodie Fun - 5 New Vendors

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Threads, Accessories & Beauty Care - 10 New Vendors

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Home & Work Solutions - 7 New Vendors

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Out & About - 7 New Vendors

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