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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

213 Days 1 Hours 54 Mins

New Attraction: Creative Activities - New Highlights

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.


Here’s an overview of what’s new at the 2019 State Fair:

  • Premier, award-winning chefs present demonstrations in the Cambria Kitchen on Aug. 22
    • Diane Moua, executive pastry chef at Bellecour, 10 a.m.; Wyatt Evans, chef de cuisine at P.S. Steak, 2 p.m.; Nick Vasquez, chef de cuisine at Monello, 4 p.m.
  • The talent of your fellow Minnesotans will amaze you in these this year’s themed competitions
    • “Have you ever seen a dairy cow dance?” quilt on-a-stick; “Minnesota Gardens” cookie decorating; and “My Favorite Exhibits at the Minnesota State Fair” cake decorating.
  • “Minnesota Master part Deux”
    • The intricate beauty of glass arts takes over the center display case in this exhibition of work created by artists with Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts.
  • An always-fascinating schedule in the Cambria Kitchen features these new presentations in 2019
    • 3 Cricketeers “Cooking with the Super Protein” (yes, crickets!); Popol Vuh – Centro Restaurant, cooking tips for “elevated Mexican cuisine”; and Surly Brewery chefs on beer-flavored meat, savory flavors, and pastry and beer making.
  • Hand-picked blue-ribbon-winning recipes from the 2018 State Fair are featured on limited-run Recipe Card Round-Up cards available on select days
    • Black Raspberry Jam, Aug. 22-23; Carrot Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, Aug. 24-25; Dill Pickles, Aug. 26-27; Beer Bread Using a Minnesota Craft-Brewed Beer (Castle Danger Cream Ale), Aug. 28-29; Apple Fritter Monkey Bread, Aug. 30-31; and Chocolate Pistachio Cookies, Sept. 1-2.

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Specific activity times may vary. Check daily schedules in August for more information. Free with fair admission.


Located on the northeast corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street