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Minnesota State Fair

1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400
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It really IS the Great Minnesota Get Together

For the past 50+ years I've attended at least twice a year. You have to love crowds and a certain... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rochester, MN
Fair fever

My family and I go every year, we get there as soon as the doors open at the crack of dawn. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachael H
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Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 1.9 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment shows; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concert series; 1,000 vendors; exhibits for kids and adults; and more!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400

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Reviewed yesterday

For the past 50+ years I've attended at least twice a year. You have to love crowds and a certain amount of nuttiness. A great tradition. Crop art, food on a stick, animals, vendors and I'm told rides (though I never go on them)

Thank kagardner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I go every year, we get there as soon as the doors open at the crack of dawn. The earlier you go the smaller the crowd and the easier it is to get a close parking spot. Love to go see all...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The great Minnesota get-together is definitely the best way to describe it. I'm not a fan of the crazy fried foods but I love trying new things. Great to try Martha's cookies at least once but I have had better. Very well organized every year...More

Thank joy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm probably biased because I come from Minnesota, but the MN State Fair is worth visiting every year. Bring your appetite and bring some money if you want to do more than just wander around with the masses. (You could go there with just admission...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Minnesota for this event, I highly recommend you check it out for at least a few hours. There's good food and fun attractions.

Thank Ainsley D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MN state fair is so much fun! We usually go a few times per season! It is fun to people watch, go see all of the events, visit the barns, try all the food, etc. Bring cash and an appetite. Share foods with friends!...More

Thank NCruise0130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MN State Fair is hands down the best fair around. So much to do and see! Farm animals giving birth, activities for people of all ages, giveaways to sign up for, and oh those fried pickles keep me going back year after year! You...More

Thank jodye625
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are from here or not, make this a priority. It's like nothing you've ever experienced. There's Food, drinks, rides, buildings, vendors, animals, shows, concerts and people watching is crazy. You will have an amazing time. Things to plan for. First: Weather, if it's...More

Thank G18B01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not one for crowds but there are many things to see, participate in, or just plain walk-around taking in the State Fair aromas and sites. Wear walking shoes, bring sun screen, and get ready to push past people who are just standing in...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly the Great Minnesota Get Together. Also insane people watching. The food is an experience but honestly I don't go for it as it gets insanely expensive quick and quite honestly for food I guess I tend to not care I had afterward. Now the...More

Thank kstojevich
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24 May 2015|
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Response from SRG4007 | Reviewed this property |
You can get to University and Snelling on the light rail and then take a bus to the Snelling Avenue entrance of the Fairgrounds. During the Fair, the bus runs VERY often.
Sara S
15 April 2015|
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Response from Darryl K | Reviewed this property |
we like to stay at a hotel in Roseville.