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Minnesota State Fair

1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400
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Best 12 days before/including Labor Day

One of the greatest State Fairs in the nation, if you are in the Twin Cities during this time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Burnsville, Minnesota
Don't miss if in MN in late August!

Best people-watching in the world. You will only find smiles. Crazy and familiar Fair foods... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sieglinde G
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Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes nearly 2 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!
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“get together” (132 reviews)
“people watching” (88 reviews)
“cookies” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the greatest State Fairs in the nation, if you are in the Twin Cities during this time frame, make sure to find a day to attend. Aim for a weekday if possible to lessen the crowd. Every food you can imagine on a...More

Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best people-watching in the world. You will only find smiles. Crazy and familiar Fair foods. Lots of great Minnesota connections!

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can you say about Sweet Martha's Cookies,footlongs,cheese curds outa this world and talent on the Leinie Lodge all day long.New foods on a stick and family activities make this State Fair one of the best in the United States

Thank Connieleee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had planned a trip to Minneapolis. We didn't know the fair was happening. We went on a Friday and had beautiful weather. The exhibits were amazing. I loved the arts and crafts, the chickens, the agriculture building and more. I loved the flower displays....More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 1 week ago

The MN State Fair is great fun. Lots of activities for everyone. The food is great. My favorite is the animal barns and the shops. It does get crowded especially later in the day. It also can be very spendy. But once a year it...More

Thank Cheri O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This annual event is a must! I probably spend too much time in the horse barns. But there's great entertainment, a variety of food, the cold beer flows & I love the horticultural building, creative arts & technology. You have to see the farm animals,...More

Thank PChef1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been going to the Minnesota State Fair for years and it’s a great way to end the summer. My husband and I pick up discount tickets a couple days before it opens. We typically spend the entire day there starting in the morning by...More

Thank Kari H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy State Fair not being from Minnesota and all the different food. It was really good to be able to park and catch a shuttle bus over there and not get stuck in traffic

Thank janiferj2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family tradition for over 50 years for me. Always changing and yet somehow always familiar. Costs are fairly significant now but once a year, still a “must do!”

Thank sgtkj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Fair is one of the best places for people watching, entertainment, food on a stick and not on a stick, and appreciation for all the cool stuff our state has to offer. We have areas devoted to agriculture, natural resources, technology, education, heritage...More

Thank Anne S
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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.