Early taste of MN State Fair coming in three weeks

MN State Fair announces MN State Fair announces "Kickoff to Summer at the Fair" running at the end of May. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: May 04, 2021 03:56 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 03:52 PM

Governor Tim Walz has given the green light for the Minnesota State Fair to take place at the end of August. But if your excitement is too much to handle, an earlier taste of the fair is coming later this month.

Tuesday, the State Fair announced "Kickoff to Summer at the Fair," which will run from May 27-31 at the State Fairgrounds. Visitors can expect to taste food and beverage favorites, along with entertainment, the Giant Slide, games and so much more!

"Last year's Food Parades were a big hit, but they were also very limited," State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said. "This year, we're very happy to bring people back in a walk-around environment to enjoy a slice of the fair."

Tickets are $12.50 each, and children under the age of 4 are able to enter for free. Each ticket sold will be for a specific date and timeslot, with a limit of 10,000 being sold for each timeslot, in accordance with current state guidelines.

A lottery process will be used to randomly select people for a chance to buy tickets. Registration is open now through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.

Guests will be required to follow current health and safety guidelines, including wearing masks. And while eating or drinking, you will be required to be seated.

Vendors include favorites like Big Fat Bacon, Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, Minnesnowii Shave Ice, Mouth Trap Cheese Curds, Produce Exchange, Pronto Pups, Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar and more.

More information can be found online.

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