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Falcon Heights
  • Lane P.
    "... are a must. Also: pronto pups, nitro ice cream, deep fried candy bars,..."(4 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "Cheese curds from the food building"(6 Tips)
    Days Hotel on University
    "long great Minnesota"(2 Tips)
    Sophia B.
    "Holy Land deli has a great Mediterranean lemonade."(2 Tips)
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  • James J.
    James JamesSeptember 3, 2017
    Wayyyyyyyy to many people when I went couldn't do anything. Crowd surfed stood in long lines all day pretty much it.
  • Gina P.
    Gina PetersonAugust 27, 2017
    You need to get the deep fried pickles at the Perfect Pickle. You also need to eat at least two Pronto Pups.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeAugust 24, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking for your Uber during the fair? Head toward gate 2 or gate 16 to meet your driver. Look for the signs the read 'App-based Ride Services'.
  • Teagan
    TeaganAugust 3, 2017
    saw a concert here in 2014, very fun!! good for people watching
  • Lawrence A.
    Lawrence AncrumJune 27, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Auto show.
  • john k.
    john kernsSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    i love people watching. this is ground zero.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzFebruary 12, 2016
    Fun winter carnival ice sculptures.
  • Magnus B.
    Magnus BoreneSeptember 29, 2015
    Visit the DFL booth! Politicians give speeches and host meet and greets there!
  • sheila a.
    sheila adamsSeptember 5, 2015
    The foods and people watching
  • Geri B.
    Geri Boerbon HockhalterSeptember 3, 2015
    Listening to Old Dominion. Great country band. Having a Linnie. Lovin life!!!!
  • Leilani A.
    Leilani AndrewsSeptember 3, 2015
    Great family fun!!
  • Andy V.
    Andy VitaleSeptember 1, 2015
    The Deep Fried Ribs at Ballpark Cafe are worth checking out.
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KowalenkoAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    State Fair Drinking Game: take a drink every time you see someone stop on Judson to take a photo of the crowds.
  • heidi w.
    heidi wachterAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Two words: tipsy pies.
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.August 30, 2015
    Get to the Fair before 8am. No crowds, it's cooler, & you can enjoy a Blue Barn breakfast.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fair in the country.
  • Donald E.
    Donald EricsonAugust 6, 2015
    Sweet Martha's Cookies!
  • David M.
    David MordJune 6, 2015
    Great day for a beer fest!
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The fair is neat, but check out the fairgrounds throughout the year. Oktoberfest, comic conventions, roller derby with the North Star Roller Girls, and more fun events!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SwansonAugust 31, 2014
    Closing down my 2014 state fair
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Park and Rides, don't try to drive here. Cheese Curds are a must. Also: pronto pups, nitro ice cream, deep fried candy bars, and cider freezes
  • Erin N.
    Erin NesteAugust 31, 2014
    Sweet Corn Ice Cream @ Blue Moon is delicious!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HomanAugust 31, 2014
    Ugh, yuck.
  • Colleen
    ColleenAugust 31, 2014
    Hands down - buckeyes on a stick! OMG !
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Minnesota's Get Together
  • Lee S.
    Lee SwansonAugust 30, 2014
    This is my favorite part of the fair. The crowds.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SwansonAugust 30, 2014
    Gluten free at the fair with my sweetie!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayAugust 30, 2014
    Sweet Martha's Cookies were off this year, but are usually amazing. 1919 root beer and Mediterranean lemonade are also highlights.
  • Ali S.
    Ali SwansonAugust 30, 2014
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlsonAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork collar from Famous Dave's is excellent. Sweet, tart, little spicy.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JewellAugust 29, 2014
    At The Int'l Bazaar.. Ticket to Brasil... in the rain:-)
  • Robert D.
    Robert DenisonAugust 29, 2014
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZbikowskiAugust 28, 2014
    A day at the fair!
  • Andie
    AndieAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The largest pumpkin contest!!!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 28, 2014
    pretty easy to catch a taxi on como as long as you beat the grandstand crowd
  • Trish S.
    Trish StorhoffAugust 27, 2014
    Great night to be at the fair!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BowarAugust 27, 2014
    Cheese curds, malts, corn on the cob, shows at the Grandstand, and cold beer!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaCountAugust 27, 2014
    Cheese curds from the food building and pronto dogs (corn dogs) are the best of the classics! And you can't beat a cold glass of 1919 root beer.
  • Krista F.
    Krista FossAugust 27, 2014
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchmittAugust 26, 2014
    Getting some fat for the winter
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchmittAugust 26, 2014
    Getting fat for the winter!
  • Winter
    WinterAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's the great Minnesota get together! Everything is on a stick. Check out sweet Martha's cookies and the fried pickles and the waffle ice cream sandwich.
  • Sharrie H.
    Sharrie HustonAugust 26, 2014
    Great time
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LawrenceAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    On tv between 3-4pm twin cities live!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 26, 2014
    Get the bucket of cookies - a souvenir you'll keep to the day you die
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 26, 2014
    itinerary for parents with a toddler: ride the carousel on the kidway, visit the butterfly house, pet baby animals at miracle of birth, buy inflatable pony to stop the whining, head home for nap time
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteAugust 26, 2014
    Eat something on a stick. Repeat.
  • Brooke R.
    Brooke RaekerAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the lobster roll!! Amazing! And the Korean beef at Famous Dave's! And of course you must get a bucket of Sweet Matha's cookies!
  • Simon C.
    Simon ClarkeAugust 25, 2014
    Get the waffle ice cream sandwich! Add a bit of Nutella for good measure
  • David G.
    David GoettschAugust 25, 2014
    Fun fun fun fun
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FynbohAugust 24, 2014
    Pickle dogs and beer.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BeckerAugust 24, 2014
    Molly's first time at the fair!!!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DicksonAugust 23, 2014
    State Fair! Nothing else to say!
  • Brooke R.
    Brooke RaekerSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best event ever! Try a Pronto Pup, cheese curds from the Mouth Trap and Luigi Fries. Head to the International Bazaar for some awesome food and shopping.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SwansonSeptember 1, 2013
    Don't plan much, just wonder and have fun!
  • Greg A.
    Greg ASeptember 1, 2013
    Parking is always the biggest challenge!
  • DDMcsnatch
    DDMcsnatchAugust 31, 2013
    TCF bankers! No teller fees at the ATM.
  • Alison F.
    Alison FooteAugust 31, 2013
    Alligator nuggets have been tradition, Their great! And no its NOT like chicken. Its better :)
  • Judy H.
    Judy HendersonAugust 30, 2013
    Be here if you can!
  • Staci O.
    Staci OldenburgAugust 29, 2013
    Australian potatoes are by the best fair food ever!
  • Miles M.
    Miles MarmoAugust 29, 2013
    Gotta go to cafe caribe for beer and crab cakes
  • Belva B.
    Belva BurgaAugust 29, 2013
    Check out Ecuador Manta at cafe Caribe in the morning or DNA stage on many evenings.
  • Quinn B.
    Quinn BAugust 28, 2013
    Have to stop by: The Current booth, cow barn, corn booth, and swine barn!
  • Lori E.
    Lori EricksonAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cheese on a stick! It's like a corn dog but cheese instead of meat. My fav thing at the fair!
  • Roberta M.
    Roberta MoeschterAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pet center & Birth center have misters!
  • Annie
    AnnieAugust 28, 2013
    Love Heath Fair
  • Sophia B.
    Sophia BloodmoonAugust 27, 2013
    Holy Land deli has a great Mediterranean lemonade. Minty, slushy and sweet-tart. So good on hot hot days. Well worth the price.
  • And
    AndAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Cell Phone Accessories booth across from Andy's Bar!
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DoleschyAugust 26, 2013
    Fair dos booth by the 4H building is amazing! They do amazing different things with hair for all different ages! (:
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HaleAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    just walking around
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SoulesAugust 25, 2013
    Don't miss the fried green tomatoes and corn fritters on Dan Patch. Very good and nothing else like it at the fair!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WagnerAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the brand new Republican Party of MN next to Ye Ole Mill on Carnes Ave.
  • Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota
    2013: Come find the BBB in the Education Bldg. and receive a few giveaways & educational materials. Your BBB provides advice for consumers who are making purchases at the Fair. Read more
  • Kelsie M.
    Kelsie MarkfortAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop in for breakfast at The Peg! Breakfast all day, full service and eggs how you like em! French tst, breakfast combos & much more! Also have lunch and dinner options starting at 11am! Come see us!
  • Mary W.
    Mary WatsonJune 21, 2013
    Back to the 50's car show 1964 or older cars. No Mustangs. (Their motto)
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 3, 2013
    Voted Best Tourist Attraction by City Pages in 2012! Often maligned by folks from town, and especially those not from the state- The fair is always quite a sight.
  • Leah V.
    Leah VanKempenAugust 31, 2012
    Fried fruit on a stick rocks!! My favorite thing at the fair!
  • Al H.
    Al HagerAugust 23, 2012
    Enter the Groth Music Photo Contest. Win $250. Grandstand lower level.
  • O'Gara's Bar & Grill
    Come get a Reuben Dog or some Leprechaun Legs on the SW corner of Dan Patch and Cosgrove, immediately inside from the main fair entrance on Snelling Avenue! There's also 18 different kinds of beer!
  • KVSC 88.1FM
    KVSC 88.1FMFebruary 16, 2012
    Get some cheese curds and look for KVSC near the education building from some free SWAG!
  • Jorian W.
    Jorian WulfDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best food to try here is the Australian Battered Potatoes.
  • Days Hotel on University
    Days Hotel on UniversityOctober 31, 2011
    Check out the Minnesota State Fair for the two week long great Minnesota get together! Bus rides are provided to and from the fair, picking up right behind the Days Hotel on University!
  • Meghan T.
    Meghan ToloSeptember 23, 2011
    Park in the park and rides! It's free and probably takes less time!
  • Ana S.
    Ana SchanzenbachSeptember 6, 2011
    Sweet Martha's cookies are the best when eaten by the milk buffet!
  • Haeyoon C.
    Haeyoon ChangSeptember 6, 2011
    I wish I had just gotten 8 things of sweet corn. Having to wait another year for the world's most perfect sweet corn is evil.
  • Cory W.
    Cory W.September 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mini Donuts!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RonningSeptember 4, 2011
    Avoid Coasters. Bad food. Lousy seating.
  • Four Square S.
    Four Square SucksSeptember 4, 2011
    Go on the ole mill ride and bring laundry soap to put in the water
  • Rose F.
    Rose ForschenSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Start your day out at The Peg!
  • Aveena M.
    Aveena MathewSeptember 3, 2011
    Try the deep-fried cookie dough!! Amazing!
  • Vanessa L.
    Vanessa LambertAugust 30, 2011
    Try the new breakfast lollipop at Axel's...amazing!
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KellerAugust 29, 2011
    Really looking for a reason to visit the Fair again. Read more
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NucklesAugust 28, 2011
    Get your photo taken at the Blue Thumb exhibit in Eco experience bldg. Super creative and fun flower cut outs to turn you into beautiful native plants. Your photo will be uploaded to FB - Blue Thumb
  • Eric M.
    Eric MeiningerAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a bucket of pronto pups, but eat them quick or they'll get soggy. Ninja says they aren't so good soggy. Lol!
  • Jenni D.
    Jenni DrewsAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Vescios has the best italian food
  • Jenni D.
    Jenni DrewsAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Deep fried cookie dough is gross. Stick to the mini donuts of sweet marthas
  • Aya E.
    Aya ElmileikAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Deep fried cookie dough is a MUST try!!
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine C.August 25, 2011
    Enjoy a meal at the Epiphany diner. 2011 is it's last year at the fair!! :(
  • Paul A.
    Paul AbdoAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This is the real deal!
  • KARE 11
    KARE 11August 3, 2011
    Visit the KARE 11 Barn on Nelson and Judson!
  • Matt T.
    Matt ToddJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Corn roast has the best corn on the cob.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PolicanoSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Midway Mens is hands down the greatest burgers and cheapest beer prices at the fair! Employees are volunteers and proceeds help the youth!
  • Belva B.
    Belva BurgaSeptember 4, 2010
    Check out Ecuador Manta @ the DNR Stage
  • Erica D.
    Erica DaoAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sweet Martha's booth off Carnes Ave now has serving windows on the side of the building! More servers = less wait time (hopefully)
  • Tom H.
    Tom HorgenAugust 20, 2010
    O'Gara's basically built a brand new pub out here. The arch over the bar is more than 100 years old. They have tons of beer!
  • Birdchick S.
    Birdchick StitelerJanuary 12, 2010
    The Big Fat Bacon is heaven on a stick. It's next to the DNR building.
  • Breon N.
    Breon NagySeptember 5, 2009
    I finally found an elephant ear in Minnesota. #SayNoToFunnelCakes
  • Derek d.
    Derek dahlenSeptember 2, 2009
    Walk by the fried candy bar stand and enjoy American gluttony at its finest. Don't forget to grab a Summit EPA at Coasters before the jaunt.
  • Becky S.
    Becky SturmAugust 28, 2009
    Cheese curds from the food barn........and a lemonade.
  • eryn o.
    eryn oAugust 27, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    get a bucket of cookies and infinite milk.
  • jenni k.
    jenni konradAugust 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    go on ye old mill and scream your head off. it's seriously terrifying.
  • jenni k.
    jenni konradAugust 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    visit harry singh's. they're new to the fair in 2009!
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShapiroAugust 4, 2009
    Find the "Sausage by Cynthia" cart and order their "Cajun Andouille" sausage; while there are certainly more exotic and novel food offerings, nothing at the Fair tastes better!
  • Sinan T.
    Sinan TaskinAugust 26, 2013
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