Minnesota State Fair 2017: Your guide to food, drink, music, and entertainment

A beautiful sight to behold

A beautiful sight to behold Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune

An intoxicating whirl of grease, livestock, and sun-baked humanity, the Minnesota State Fair returns to Falcon Heights from August 24 through September 4. The Great Minnesota Get-Together can overwhelm, so your fairgoing friends at City Pages prepared the following guide. Now go eat raw cookie dough, drink pickle beer, and ride the Stratosphere Swing ... just maybe not in that order.



  • New drink lineup featuring Dill Pickle Beer, Adult Red Bull Slushie, Coasters Beer Malt, and more




Click here for full entertainment offerings; Click here to see the new attractions


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