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The fair starts tomorrow! There are a whole bunch of new things at the state fair this year. Check out some of what’s new below:
There will be three new food venders at the state fair this year. Katie's Sweet Tea is a refreshment shop located in the Midway, Tot Boss is a food vender bringing tater tots to a new level, and Oofda Tacos finally has a stand at the fairgrounds. If you are wondering what an oofda taco is it’s delicious. It is a special fry bread dough shell is served with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onion, olives and sour cream.
Besides the new food venders the state fair will have at least 26 new yummy things to try. Some of them are Gumbo Frites, Barbequed Shrimp Tacos, Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites and, Candied Bacon Donut Sliders. To see what else is on the list and see delicious looking photos check out the website here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/fun/16_new_food/
Food isn’t the only new thing at the fair this year. There will be 17 new vendors for unique gifts/ home décor, 9 new outdoors/gadget vendors, and 7 new apparel venders. There will also be a Hen House added to the Miracle of Birth Center, a new 15ft Paul Bunyan in the Eco Building and a 4-H meat grilling competition.
If music is your thing check out the Grandstand Schedule here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/grandstand.html
If free music is your thing here is the list of who will be at the free stages: http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/free_entertainment_16.html
There are discounts for tickets. You can still purchase pre-fair tickets at your local Cub Foods today. Otherwise there are fun discounts depending on which day you go to the fair. Next Wednesday you can get $2 off your purchase at the gates with a valid public library card. For more information on tickets click here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/tickets_discounts/admission.html
A quick and easy way to get to the fairgrounds is by riding the bus. There are a ton of places around town where you can park and ride for free – including the University of Minnesota campus. It’s an easy way to avoid the traffic, congestion and expense of parking at the fairgrounds themselves. Check out this flyer for more information: http://www.mnstatefair.org/pdf/16_Metro_Transit.pdf
Have Fun at the Great Minnesota Get Together!