Minnesota State Fair
02/24/2017 at 19:45. Facebook
A shout-out to Minnesota FFA Association members! Thank you for all you do to bring agriculture up-close to #mnstatefair guests. Happy National #FFAWeek!
Minnesota State Fair
02/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
ON SALE TOMORROW! Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan at the Grandstand Aug. 26 (on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24). Rock ‘n’ roll legend John Mellencamp in concert at the Grandstand Aug. 29 (on sale at noon Feb. 24). Tickets: bit.ly/MNStateFairTix2017
Minnesota State Fair
02/20/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
This topsy-turvy weather is throwing us for a loop! Starting in 1933 and lasting for several decades, Thrill Day shows were a part of Grandstand entertainment and featured locomotive crashes, bicycle stunts, autos plowing through burning walls, and more. (Photo ca. 1933)
Lots of flipping out this weekend at the Gina Morri Memorial Invitational girls gymnastics meet in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Fairgrounds event info at
Know a Minnesota family who has owned its farm for 100+ years? The Minnesota State Fair & Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) are accepting applications until Apr. 3 for the 2017 Century Farms Program, created to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms. Info: [ Ow.ly Link ]
JUST ANNOUNCED - Two big Grandstand shows! Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan takes the stage Saturday, Aug. 26. Rock ‘n’ roll legend John Mellencamp in concert Tuesday, Aug. 29. Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 24. Info: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It’s the year of the rooster, and it’s also the 80th anniversary of the State Fair’s Poultry Building. Built in 1937 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration), it houses our feathered friends and rabbits to the delight of fair guests. Be sure to visit – you’ll have an eggcellent time! (Photo of the Poultry Barn interior, 1937) #FairPhotoMemory
It’s always toasty in the State Fair greenhouse! #FairgroundsInWinter
Derby Dancing at the Warner Coliseum this Saturday! Have the time of your life! [ Northstarrollergirls.com Link ] North Star Roller Girls
It's never too cold to think about the State Fair! Stop by this free event hosted by the District 10 Como Community Council!

District 10 - Sunday Series is Coming

9,000 canna bulbs are being cleaned one by one by hand and buried in sand beds in the State Fair greenhouse. They’ll be transplanted to dirt pots in 6 weeks. #FairgroundsInWinter
My, a lot has changed in 100+ years! This 1909 photo was taken from the Grandstand looking east, toward the Como neighborhood – not a house has been built! The main dirt road was Central Ave., now known as Dan Patch Ave., and the building in the upper left was the Woman’s Building, which was replaced by Creative Activities in 1971. #FairPhotoMemory
Welcome to Monday! We're into the 1XXs! #FairIsComing
Hope you're one of the lucky ones who got tickets! We'll see all you Dabblers here tomorrow! #MNBeer #BDWC17
HURRY! Fri, Feb. 3, is the last day to order gate admission tickets and get them by Valentine’s Day! Just $11 each! Click here to buy: bit.ly/GateTickets
DID U HEAR?! Daughtry is joining Nickelback as special guest at the Grandstand Aug. 24! Tickets on sale now at [ Ow.ly Link ]
Joy, harmony, chaos, adventure – Ta-coumba Aiken shares his love of the fair as creator of 2017 Commemorative Art. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Joy, harmony, chaos and the adventure of discovering just one more thing – St. Paul artist Ta-coumba Aiken will share his love of the State Fair through vibrant colors and rhythmic patterns on canvas as creator of the Official 2017 Commemorative Art. His interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled in June. For more information on Aiken and the State Fair's Official...
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Remember last week’s #FairPhotoMemory on National Handwriting Day? While browsing through that 1886 annual report, out fell a complimentary ticket and invitation to the 1860 Minnesota State Fair held at Fort Snelling Sept. 26-28. Speaking of tickets, only 1 day left to buy pre-fair admission tickets for $10. The price increases to $11 on Feb. 1. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Warner Coliseum hosts three days of girls gymnastics competition this weekend! The Legacy Gymnastics Luau runs Friday to Sunday. Details at [ Gymlegacy.com Link ]