The Minnesota State Fair is the grandest of all outdoor summertime festivals, drawing more than a million and a half visitors each year. The fun filled event is held on a 320 acre permanent fairground located roughly halfway between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis, just north of Interstate 94 and south of Highway 36. The fair's official address is 1265 North Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. The Minnesota State Fair typically runs for twelve days, running from late August into early September with the last day being Labor Day.
The Minnesota State Fair, marketed as "The Great Minnesota Get-Together," is indeed one of the largest state fairs in the United States. It is one of the most popular such events in the country, with six stages of live entertainment, more than 700 free live performances, 1,300 commercial exhibits, 300 food booths and at least 25 varieties of foods-on-a-stick, which have become one of the fair's defining characteristics.
The Minnesota State Fair has the perfect blend of science, food, art and music. In addition to the many talent contests, school projects, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, fine art displays and carnival rides, the fair boasts a grandstand that attracts a world-class lineup of internationally recognized pop, rock and country musical acts.
With its food, rides, myriad of exhibits and fabulous musical acts, the Minnesota State Fair is one of those rare entities that truly holds something for everyone. Make the Minnesota State Fair an annual tradition and reserve your ticket to see your favorite musical artist today!