Eat, Play and Save at the MN State Fair

 

The MN State Fair comes at a bittersweet time, with the end of the summer here and back to school creeping up on us. While the weather and routines may be changing the family fun tradition remains the same. Since 1854, the MN State Fair never disappoints! Here are a few reasons to go to the the fair this year!

Crazy Yummy New Food

From crazy new food concoctions, to spectacular rides and attractions there is always something to enjoy at the MN State Fair! The food has always been one of  the biggest attractions, as people are curious to see what else they can possibly deep fry or put on a stick.  This year you will discover a new spin on corn. Yep, forget the plan buttered kind, how about cheesy nacho corn on the cob? And for the sweet lover in the family there’s the chocolate popover with peanut butter spread.  These are just two new foods at the fair. Here is a link to many more:  http://www.mnstatefair.org/find/new-food/

New Attractions

One of the most note worthy new attractions at the MN State fair is the Great Big Wheel! The Great Big Wheel is the tallest traveling ferris wheel in North America. It  will carry riders 15 stories high into the sky for breathtaking views of the State Fairgrounds and beyond the Twin Cities. Furthermore, the 156-foot-tall Great Big Wheel boasts 36 enclosed gondolas, each carrying six people and a spectacular lighting display of a half million LED lights.  In addition, it costs $5 per rider. For a list of all of the new attractions go here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/pdf/17-new-attractions.pdf

Map it Out

Many people from all over the Midwest and from all walks of life will walk the streets of Dan Patch Avenue to see what great things they can find at the MN State fair.  Therefore, it’s easy to lose your way and get lost in the crowd with thousands of people strolling the streets. So to help you find your favorite stops and navigate your way around, here is a link to the map. http://www.mnstatefair.org/general_info/get_here/maps.html

Save Big!  Blue Ribbon Bargain Book!

In addition, be sure to grab the 2017 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book.   It features 150 coupons with huge savings on food, merchandise and attractions. The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book is valid all 12 days of the fair. Books are available for $5 at the State Fair Ticket office and at Cub Foods. Here is a list of the participating cub food stores http://www.mnstatefair.org/pdf/17-Tickets-Metro.pdf. Blue Ribbon Bargain Books purchased during the fair support the mission of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. To see all the great deals included in the 2017 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book, view or print a list of the coupons.

There are countless reasons to go to the  MN State Fair, with one being that it only comes around once a year!   So bring the kids, go with friends, or rekindle the romance with your sweetheart. Whatever your reason..See you at the Fair!


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