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Minnesota State Fair

May 8, 2018
Trampled by Turtles members Ryan Young (from left) Dave Carroll, Dave Simonett, and Tim Saxhaug perform in 2012 in Duluth. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
May 8, 2018 - 3:01pm
February 18, 2018
Minn. families can apply for 2018 Century Farm Program
February 18, 2018 - 5:00am
September 5, 2017
This is our first time here; we did our ride on the gondola and she ate a 18-inch corn dog," said Aaron Scherer, center, of St. Cloud, who carries his daughter, Wednesday, 5, on his shoulders as they thread their way through the crowds on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Wednesday is carrying a back scratcher. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
Minnesota State Fair breaks attendance record again
September 5, 2017 - 4:18pm
August 25, 2017
Bryce Langevin, 10, left enjoys lunch with his brother, Elliott Lagevin, 4, and dad Mark Langevin at Hamline Church Dining Hall at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 25. "I kind of stole his mashed potatoes ... I had wild rice and meatballs with Lingonberry sauce," said Mark who brought his family to the fair.(Ginger Pinson / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
For 120 years, Hamline Church has fed the hungry at Minnesota State Fair
August 25, 2017 - 10:36pm
August 24, 2017
Emily Annexstad, a 19-year-old college student from St. Peter, Minn., representing Nicollet County, second from left, was crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 23. Matt Addington / Special to Forum News Service
U of M student named Princess Kay of the Milky Way
August 24, 2017 - 10:12am
June 20, 2017
Swing dancer sandwich is honey smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers and cream cheese with fresh dill on pumpernickel, served with sliced lemon garnish.
Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors
June 20, 2017 - 6:53pm
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair.
YUM! New foods announced at Minnesota State Fair
June 20, 2017 - 8:24am
June 8, 2017
The Minnesota State Fair's 2017 Commemorative Art was unveiled on the State Fairgrounds Thursday evening, June 8, 2017 by St. Paul artist Ta-coumba Aiken. (Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)
Minnesota State Fair art unveiled
June 8, 2017 - 9:15pm
September 6, 2016
The crowd on Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair was the largest daily crowd ever.  Here, crowds pack on of the fair's "streets." Submitted photo
Busiest state fair ever? You betcha
September 6, 2016 - 9:14pm
September 4, 2016
The Minnesota State Fair broke an all-time, single-day attendance record Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with 260,374 people attending. (Photo courtesy:  Jake Nyberg)
Fair frenzy: Minnesota State Fair sets daily attendance record
September 4, 2016 - 8:50pm
August 31, 2016
Carlos Creek Winery is the first in the Midwest to be able to bottle wine in single-serving plastic miniatures. (Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service)
Alexandria's Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
August 31, 2016 - 2:42pm
August 28, 2016
A Prince seed art entry by Suzanne Mears at the seed art exhibit at the Agricultural Building at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Friday, August 26, 2016.(Pioneer Press: John Autey)
In State Fair crop art, none top Prince
August 28, 2016 - 8:24pm
August 25, 2016
Haley Hinrichs, the newly crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way, has her likeness carved in butter Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota State Fair. Anne Jacobson / Forum News Service
Goodhue County woman crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way
August 25, 2016 - 2:16pm
August 24, 2016
Fairchild poses for a photo under the statue of him near the bandshell. The Minnesota State Fair mascot Fairchild turns 50 this year. He was photographed at the State Fair on Thursday, August 18, 2016. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)
Un-fur-gettable Minnesota State Fair mascot turns 50
August 24, 2016 - 9:24pm
August 20, 2016
"I interact with my girls a lot. People prefer friendly birds that are calm and used to people," said Mariah Huberty, 18, as she gives a treat to her White Plymouth Rock chickens in Harris, Minn., on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She said she will be bringing three White Plymouth Rock chickens to the fair but doesn't know which ones yet. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
Minnesota State Fair prepping for poultry after last year's ban
August 20, 2016 - 8:05pm