Comedian Billy Connolly makes a stop at the Minnesota State Fair on his 26-state train journey captured in "Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America." See the fair through his eyes tomorrow at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, on TPT - Twin Cities PBS. More info: [ Ow.ly Link ]
This #FairPhotoMemory will leave you in tears! In 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol building was completed. In 1906, the St. Paul Growers’ Association built a model of the Capitol out of onions and topped the Minneapolis Market Gardeners’ Association’s portrayal of Minnehaha Falls (also made of onions) for “Best Display” in an agriculture category. Happy post-restoration reopening,... View details ⇨
In case you missed our previous posts from earlier this year, here's a look back at our Photo Memory Monday posts. Each week, we take a nostalgic peek at a State Fair archive photo and learn fun facts about fair favorites.
Winter solstice is Dec. 21 – the shortest day and longest night of the year. This nighttime 1909 photo from Potter-Hibbard Photo Co., Minneapolis, depicts a view of the State Fair looking southeast from the Grandstand. This was only the 10th year of electricity at the fair, allowing it to be open at night. #FairPhotoMemory
Take care of last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers with one click! 2017 State Fair gate admission tickets are on sale online for just $10 each. (The tickets won’t arrive by Dec. 24, but we have a print-at-home card to let recipients know a day of endless fun at the Great Minnesota Get-Together is on its way!) [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thankfully, the closest thing to snow at fair time is a snow cone! In 1957, this booth was located near the Conservation fountain, where the DNR ponds now reside. (Photo: Kenneth Wright Studios, St. Paul) #FairPhotoMemory