Minnesotans came out to the fair in record numbers on Sunday and Monday, although it wasn't enough to make up for an overall decline in attendance compared to past years.SEE ALSOControversial crop art at the Minnesota State Fair: Who decides what's OK to display?Al Franken busted out the ol' U.S. ma ... More >>
Journalist David Brauer was walking through the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday when he tweeted, "BREAKING: It appears partisan #cropart has been completely excised from #mnfair." SEE ALSO: Crop Art: 10 Awesome Examples
Chef Andrew Zimmern is infamous for his stomach of steel and affinity for, well, bizarre foods. However, in a recent blog post, he revealed that his taste for traditional State Fair fare is just as strong as ever. While he mentioned the usual suspects -- mini donuts, foot-long hot dogs, and french ... More >>
Last night, there was a running of the bulls at the Dakota County Fair. But unfortunately, the event wasn't on the fair's calendar.SEE ALSO: Freeborn County Fair worker gives birth in bathroom near the Cattle Barn Around 8:15 p.m., a bull broke loose from a rodeo event and made a mad dash through a ... More >>
In its ongoing quest to stun fair-goers' taste buds into a stupor from which it takes a full year to recover, the Great Minnesota Get-Together has announced 47 new foods on this year's fair menu. See Also: - MN State Fair food adventures by the dozen: From poutine and bacon ice cream to sweety ball ... More >>
The Great Minnesota Get-Together already offers sensory overload, from the dozens of rides to the seemingly endless supply of food items on a stick. But as if it weren't enough, for 2013, the State Fair will add 28 new exhibits and attractions.See Also: - MN State Fair 2013 Grandstand adds Train, t ... More >>
Last year, we wrote that the official State Fair poster looked "like something out of a drug-induced nightmare." This time around, those responsible for choosing the fair's official artwork apparently laid off the shrooms.COMPARE AND CONTRAST: The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a ... More >>
It's unlikely that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will get characterized as "raunchy" by anyone in the local press corps, but the rap group has had an undeniably meteoric rise in the past 12 months. Fans who caught them at Soundset 2012 got to hear them talk about some new song they were trying out cal ... More >>
See also:-- New flu strain acquired through contact with pigs-- State Fair pigs examined, none sent home due to flu concerns-- Second case of pig-borne flu reported in MinnesotaAfter all the precautions the State Fair took to guard against the new flu strain in the state, four cases of the ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- MN State Fair food adventures by the dozen - MN Music On-a-Stick at the 2012 State Fair Everyone who drives to the Great Minnesota Get-Together sees them: The State Fair's neighbors who, for 12 days in August, put their lives on hold to hawk parking on their lawns.While vendors ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities life expectancy: Wealth matters [MAP]-- New study: With our health care system, Minnesotans have no excuse to get sick or dieThink there's no harm in swinging by the KARE 11 booth while you're at the State Fair for a quick bone density scan? Health care journalist Gary Schwit ... More >>
During State Fair season, the Week in Food practically writes itself; after all, who wants to miss out on all that short-term greasy goodness? Fear not though, we've got plenty of other things to recommend if you've hit critical mass regarding food on a stick. 8/27 It doesn't get much more Minneso ... More >>
See also:New flu strain acquired through contact with pigsThe Minnesota State Fair examined the 250 pigs that arrived at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, and none of the pigs were sent home because of flu concerns, according to the Pioneer Press.According to a Minnesota Department of Health statement, ... More >>
The Minnesota State Fair begins today, and among its more than 300 food vendors and 450 edible snacks will be Ole's Cannoli, a brand-new food stand in Heritage Square run by the mother-daughter team of Pam Olson and Marta Lindsey, two self-described "fair nerds" who say that opening a food stand at ... More >>
It's the Week in Food we wait for all year: Minnesota State Fair time. But man cannot live on grease alone, so we've packed this week's listings with everything from fair events to charity happy hours so you can spread out your gorging. 8/21 Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 the Edina Barnes and Noble ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Wisconsin State Fair rampage: Cell phone video of the mob violence [VIDEO]In a scene that gives a whole new meaning to "live birth exhibit," a carnival employee gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday e ... More >>
Minnesota State Fair: Glitter-bombed from above.Not even the Minnesota State Fair is safe from glitter-bombers. The Great Minnesota Get-Together attracted the attention of gay activists this weekend by allowing anti-gay marriage group Minnesota for Marriage to set up a booth at the fair. Local ... More >>
It's all State Fair...It's been over a week of political seed art, grilled corn, deep-fried things on a stick and the Hot Dish's fave, buildings and buildings full of livestock. Yep, it's the State Fair folks, and this week's round up is all about the great Minnesota get-together. Here are some f ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessAs part of our ongoing coverage of music at the Minnesota State Fair, we sent photographer Erik Hess to catch salsa kingpin Marc Anthony in the Grandstand last night -- and he returned with some incredible images. Click here for Erik's full slideshow, and see below for links to ... More >>
Avoid the chaos and the crowds, but still get your curds and corn dogs. Only a few days left to enjoy the Minnesota State Fair ... or not. If you're having a hankering for fried foods on a stick but can't bear traipsing through the stinky barns and stepping over the horse-plop-and-Sweet Mar ... More >>
Richard Hazeltine, Michael Horaas: Forgetting the State Fair spirit.The Minnesota State Fair is a time for Minnesotans of all walks of life to come together -- including, it seems, the most sleazy among us.In separate cases, two men are being investigated for the sale of counterfeit tickets for t ... More >>
Fox6Now.comCell phone footage of the mob violence at Wisconsin State FairLast week's mob violence at the Wisconsin State Fair was been captured on cell phone, and we've got the video. Witnesses have described a mob of dozens to 100 African-American teenagers as attacking white patrons outside t ... More >>
Fox6Now.comCell phone image of the Wisconsin State Fair violencePolice have released their log documenting last week's mayhem at the Wisconsin State Fair. Witnesses say a group of dozens to 100 African-American teenagers ran wild at the fairgrounds last Thursday, fighting amongst themselves ins ... More >>
Surly Furious is among the local beers headed to this year's MN State FairIn past years the craft brew selection at the Minnesota State Fair has been fairly limited. There was Summit and ... well there was Summit. Not that Summit is a bad choice, but a little more variety would be welcome. Ma ... More >>
Screenshot via CNNMichele Bachmann: Running at the State FairCNN tried to catch up with Rep. Michele Bachmann at the State Fair. But reporter Gary Tuchman figured out that these days, the congresswoman rarely talks to anyone other than known allies. The cable news network's cameras were allo ... More >>
Mo PerryThe State Fair is the only place where even something as nutritious sounding as mixed fruit can be deep fried, impaled with a stick, and transformed into a heart attack waiting to happen. No one expects to leave the fair feeling like they just finished the Master Cleanse, but surely the ... More >>
Image by IntangibleArts on FlickrCan corndogs be turned into electricity? George Johnson, an environmental scientist, is trying to find out whether there's more energy in recycled animal dung or that nasty-ass but oh-so-good State Fair food.
Photo: Crystal GrobeLocal chefs cooking today at the fair.At the Minnesota State Fair we all make mistakes. With temptations on every corner, before you know it you've run out of money and inhaled a week's worth of calories. But there is one place to find gourmet, healthy cooking: Minnesota Cooks ... More >>
Photo courtesy Minnesota State Fair.Not a great Minnesota get-together for everyone.At least two people did not have a good time at The Great Minnesota Get-Together today. Just after 10:30 a.m., a semi-truck rammed a telephone pole near the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Details of the accid ... More >>
Cheese curds and smart phones mix at the State FairHere's a fun way to get your geek on this year at the Minnesota State Fair: Navigate your way to the fair's smart phone web application. Let's say you want to find cheese curds -- not that this much of a problem at the fair, but stay with us ... More >>
tsuacctnt via Flickr.comSpam--a lot at the state fairHere's a little preview to start you salivating for the State Fair: Minnesota made the list of the strangest state fair foods--twice--in this month's Travel and Leisure.
If these results are correct, it would be the first time during this human pandemic that it spread to animals.
Dizzy dispatches from the Great Minnesota Get-Together
You know why the greatest event of the year now has to madly try and save face so people still show up for the big Labor Day weekend? Those horny 4-H kids had a little too much fun at the fair and probably spread that H1N1 like candy.
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
Dizzy dispatches from the Great Minnesota Get-Together
You've been eating these foods every year at the fair, but why?
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is upon us.
Today I head back from my hometown's county fair; cheap Sparks and heckling Blake Shelton made for a rough three nights.
After a dip into the social media universe last summer with Facebook, the Minnesota State Fair has now entered the Twitterverse. Cue Twighlight Zone music.
While away some of your precious moments with the state fair food finder. You'll be glad you did.