Imagination and joy come to life as local artists paint 12 large-scale artworks that reflect the world they want to live in. Throughout the fair’s 12 days, artists will be on-site creating their murals. Joyful World Mural Park is produced in partnership with Forecast Public Art and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation.
Joyful World Mural Park details page
This spectacular roller coaster, reaching 55’ high, has all the ups and downs and twists and turns for that end-of-summer adrenaline rush you missed last year.
Riptide details page
Give donating a spin! The American Red Cross brings an expanded pop-up donation site to the North End Event Center at a time when the nation's blood supply could use a big boost. Advance appointments are strongly encouraged.
American Red Cross Blood Drive details page
One of the most iconic buildings on the State Fairgrounds, the Cattle Barn, was completed in 1921. Stop by to view an educational timeline outlining the classic building’s many milestones over the past century, plus a photo opportunity to commemorate 100 years.
Celebrating 100 Years of the Cattle Barn details page
Welcome! Five booths – Auntie M's Gluten Free, Baba’s, Libby's Ice Cream & Co., Solem Concessions Cheese Curds and Mini Donuts, and Spinning Wylde – will make their debut at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair! They join the four new food vendors announced in mid-July.
More New Food Vendors details page
Ten minutes is all it takes to achieve one of the keys to healthy skin – early detection. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer education and screening program offers free full-body skin exams by licensed dermatologists. Screenings are done on a first-come basis and subject to physician availability. No appointment necessary. (Aug. 28 only)
Destination Healthy Skin details page
Get reeled in to fishing! This outfitted RV features family-friendly games and activities – and giveaways – to share the joy of fishing and inspire beginning anglers. Plus explore Catch Co.’s innovative fishing gear products. (Sept. 5 & 6 only)
Catch Co.’s Bassmobile details page
This new take-a-break oasis is specially created for fair guests of all ages with sensory-processing challenges who may find the sights, sounds, smells and crowds of the fair overwhelming.
Fraser Sensory Building details page
One of the most prestigious draft horse events in the United States and Canada holds its North American Classic Cart Series Central Regional Finals exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair.
Draft Horse Classic Cart Series Central Regional Finals details page
Free, safe and effective covid vaccinations are coming to the Minnesota State Fair! No identification or insurance necessary.
Covid Community Vaccination Clinic at the Fair details page
In 2020, fair fans made the most of a year without a get-together and purchased the first-ever Crop Art To Go kits to try their hand at a State Fair tradition unlike any other. How did they fare? We have a new competition category open to those who made creations using the patterns and materials included in the at-home kits!
Crop Art To Go Competition details page
Since our last get-together, a handful of exhibitions and attractions have found new homes, including the wildly popular 4-H Llama-Alpaca Costume Competition, the thrill rides of Adventure Park, and the always interesting FFA agriculture technology competition entries.
New Locations details page
If you have questions about this year’s plans or are curious about what’s new and what’s changed since the last time we got-together, use the Updates page on our website to learn more about the 2021 State Fair and how to make the most of your visit. Please check back often – we’ll update this page frequently throughout the summer.
Updates to Know Before You Go details page
The Minnesota State Fair offers a shopping experience like no other! These vendors join nearly 900 merchants spread throughout the fairgrounds.
Handcrafted Home & Garden Décor - 9 New Vendors details page
Whether your passion is cooking, fishing, arcade gaming, grilling or walking the dog – and everything in between – these new vendors, plus dozens and dozens of others, are must-sees as you explore the fairgrounds.
Hobbies & Foodie Fun - 9 New Vendors details page
An amazing array of unique, hard-to-find gifts – for friends, family and yourself – await at these new vendors, plus hundreds more, in an unparalleled shopping experience to enjoy as you meander through the State Fairgrounds.
Unique Gifts - 13 New Vendors details page
This is your chance to get an up-close, in-person look at apparel and accessories to outfit anyone of any age with any fashion style – the choices are limitless at the fair. Welcome to these new vendors in 2021!
Threads & Accessories - 11 New Vendors details page
Our state is home to amazing nonprofits, associations and communities. Stop by these booths – and dozens more – to learn about opportunities to engage with good work and experience some of the most vibrant aspects of living and working in Minnesota.
Out & About and in the Community - 11 New Vendors details page
Whether you’re a DIYer or looking to hire experts, the State Fair is the ultimate home shopping network of vendors to reach all corners of your living space. Here are this year’s new additions to the home improvement mix.
Home Solutions - 8 New Vendors details page