There’s much more to the Land of 10,000 Lakes than lakes… and one of them is the Minnesota State Fair 2019. Each summer, almost 2 million locals and visitors attend the fair, a tradition that started in 1854 with the purpose of promoting farming and agriculture. The rest is history, and today there are over 900 free mind-blowing performances, 500 delicious eats, and 30 thrilling carnival rides for kids and adults within 12 days for you to enjoy. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg!
This annual tradition only continues to grow in size, attracting more people each year to come and experience a whole spectrum of fun activities. It boasts of having the biggest traveling attraction in North America, an insane Giant Slide, 80’s music that will get your feet dancing, and lots of beautiful art on display. Catch the daily parade each afternoon at 2PM, and see one of the famous shows that take place at the Grandstand.
Make sure you bring your appetite to the Minnesota State Fair because there’ll be lots of food to gorge on: French toast, rainbow cloud rolls, cotton candy, cheese curds, and tons of ice cream to name a few. Other highlights include an equestrian show, football games, CrossFit competitions, a holiday market, gymnastics meets, derby, and the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, among others. Adults of drinking age, party it up at the fair with more than 300 local beers, ciders, and wines all at the fairgrounds for you to indulge in.
‘The Minnesota State Fair 2019 is the biggest state fair in the entire country, and it’s huge on fun experiences too.’
Make the trek this year and find out why it’s achieved a legendary reputation when it comes to state fairs.
The state fairgrounds are located at 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, Minnesota. Check the updated festival map for your favorite stalls and vendors.
The fairgrounds are located in the streets in and around Snelling Avenue, most of which will be closed off to traffic for the duration of the fair. The most efficient way to get around will be on foot, so time to get walking – it’s a great way to burn off all the calories from the food, anyway.
Alternatively, Minnesota’s public transportation systems make it easy to get to other points within town. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) takes you to 17 stops, but the Amtrak Empire Boulder Route takes you to some of the best sights in Minnesota. Alternatively there are bus services, taxis, limousines, van and motor coach rentals as well.
Minnesota has no shortage of accommodations near the state fair location. However, due to the influx of tourists from all over who come specifically for the fair, you’ll want to book your hotel as early as possible.
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Minnesota may be known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but in reality, there are 11,842 of them. You won’t have time to see them all, but it’s definitely recommended to see at least a few by chilling out at some lakeside resorts.
Outdoor enthusiasts may be overwhelmed with the sheer variety of choices to enjoy outside, especially at the gorgeous Twin Lakes. Shop for bargains at the numerous outlets, or try your hand with Lady Luck at the casinos. For evening entertainment, paint the town red in Downtown Minneapolis to find the best bars and clubs.
The Minnesota State Fair 2019 will be taking place from August 22 to September 2, 2019.
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