State Fairgrounds

All of Minnesota gets funneled through this section of Dan Patch Avenue during the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The teenage lovebirds-for-a-day head to the Midway with a corndog in one hand and the fingertips of their Magnum P.I.-ride partner in the other. A stream of sweaty concertgoers leaves the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert (this year it's Mötley Crüe) determined to make their way to the Beer Garden through the huddled and glutted masses. Urban-chic parents pushing strollers or wagons overflowing with zonked-out kids quibble over the price of fried green tomatoes or where they parked the car. And you just might see a teenage dude wearing a rebel flag T-shirt and cut-off jeans shorts that makes you realize all of America is swathed in the same red-and-blue quilt. If the surrounding chatter isn't too muffled by the sounds of your own teeth chomping on a buttery ear of corn, listen closely and you just might hear some of the strangest and most beautiful conversations to be had this side of the Mason Dixon.

Location Details

1265 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul MN 55108


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