The Great MN State Fair

With stores filled with Back to School supplies, the MN State Fair seems like our one last hurrah of summer. It promises to be packed with new excitement and tasty treats like you have come to expect year after year. There are countless reasons to visit the MN State fair. Every year is a different experience than the one before. Here is some of the latest info so you’ll be in the know.

TASTE IT: Everyone knows the most popular attraction is the food! There will be 12 days of pure deliciousness for those of you who come to satisfy your taste buds. Some of the newest creations are Barbeque Splits, General Tso Chicken Tacos, Nordic Waffles, Firecracker Shrimp Stuffed Avocado and Mangonada Shave Ice. New restaurants this year are Midtown Global Market, The Hangar and The Anchor Coffee House.

RIDE IT: The  Sky Glider and River Raft Ride are sure to be among favorites. In addition, there are 7 NEW rides this year!  Three rides are the ONLY one of a kind in North America! Look for Downdraft, Haunted Castle Dark Ride, Rock Star, and Twin Flip at Midway. Combination Carousel and Teacups will be new rides at Kidway.

WATCH IT/LISTEN TO IT: There is a great line up bands as well at the MN State Fair, such as Boy George, Earth Wind and Fire and the Beach Boys, to name a few. Click here for a list of the Grand Stand Line-up and there are 6 stages with performances every day to keep you entertained. You’re sure to enjoy the livestock shows, exhibits and the brand new attraction called Experimental Aircraft Association’s Spirit of Aviation, featuring a flight simulator using virtual reality. Another new addition this year is Cambria Kitchen.  A stunning, state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen debuts in the Creative Activities Building and will feature presentations by premier local chefs and demonstrators, including Andrew Zimmern (Aug. 24), Scott McGillivray (Aug. 24), Sean Sherman & The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Food Lab (Aug. 31), and many more!

The countdown is on! Just 21 days left before we all gather together at the 2nd largest state fair in the country – our very own MN State Fair.  Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11! Get yours online, at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office or by phone at 800-514-3849. To save money consider buying a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book. You can buy one in person at the State Fair ticket office beginning June 4th. You can also buy them at select Cub locations in the Twin Cities metro area and at locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis. beginning June 24 through Aug. 22. 

If you are one of the 1.8 million visitors, you’re sure to run into friends  and leave with a big smile and full belly. Enjoy – and while you’re out at the fair soaking up all that sunshine, be sure to apply your sunscreen!  If you’re in need, Belladerm MedSpa has some great options with 10% off currently. These are the trusted brands included in that promotion:  SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair, Essential Defense, Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreens & Lotions, as well as Epionce Daily Shield Lotion.

 


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