Minnesota State Fair
03/24/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
ON SALE NOW! Pentatonix at the Grandstand Aug. 30! Tickets are going fast! Don’t miss out! [ Ow.ly Link ]
Minnesota State Fair
03/23/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
ON SALE TOMORROW! A cappella sensation Pentatonix in concert at the Grandstand on Wednesday, Aug. 30! Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Minnesota State Fair
03/21/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
Today, #AgDay, celebrates agriculture and those who work to feed the world. This #FairPhotoMemory is from 1937, when the MN Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Food promoted “The Blue Ribbon Butter State.” Did you know Minnesota became known as the “Bread and Butter State” after winning top prizes at world fairs and expositions?
We’re hiring licensed police officers to work during the 2017 #mnstatefair, Aug. 24-Sept. 4! Applicants must:
• Currently work at another Minnesota law enforcement agency;
• Wear their current department-issued uniform while working at the fair; and
• Work at least eight consecutive days of the fair.
If you or someone you know is interested, contact employment@mnstatefair.org. Thanks for...
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HOT NEWS! Pentatonix in concert at the Grandstand Wednesday, Aug. 30! Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24. Info: [ Bit.ly Link ]
On this National Potato Chip Day, we ask ourselves: “Tuber or not tuber? That is the question.” Roy T. Olson eyes his tubers to select the best for competition in this 1946 photo by Kenneth M. Wright. #FairPhotoMemory
Stop by the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum this weekend for the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic show!

Outdoor News Presents the Minnesota Deer & Turkey Classic • March 10, 11, 12 - 2017

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ON SALE TOMORROW! Two Grandstand shows: Toby Keith with special guest 3 Doors Down Sunday, Aug. 27 (on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10) and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Monday, Aug. 28 (on sale at noon March 10). Tickets: bit.ly/MNStateFairTix2017
Here’s a view of Underwood Street just north of Judson Avenue in the heart of the fairgrounds in the early 1900s: New England Co. Building, Woman’s Federation Headquarters, Women’s Relief Corps, Territorial Pioneers, and Women’s Building. #FairPhotoMemory
BIG NEWS! Two Grandstand shows announced! Toby Keith with special guest 3 Doors Down take the stage Sunday, Aug. 27. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in concert Monday, Aug. 28. Tickets on sale Friday, March 10! Info: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Super news on this snowy day! See you May 28th, Soundset! #Soundset2017
Today is National Pig Day! During the #MNStateFair you can see the tiniest piglets in the CHS Miracle of Birth Center and the largest boar in the Swine Barn! #FairPhotoMemory 1934
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!
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
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)
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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