When Minnesota State Fair officials questioned whether yellow mustard is a true Minnesota crop — and thus eligible to be used in crop art at the fai

Brooks: Minnesota crop artists may be able to put a little mustard on it

The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association is improving the state's crops and maybe its crop art.
Thousands of people moved down Liggett Street on Aug. 24, the first day of the 2023 Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights.
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2023 Minnesota State Fair attendance ranks in all-time top 10

September 5
After setting an all-time daily record early on, attendance slowed later in the fair's run amid a heat wave.
Metro Transit ran State Fair express buses this year from lots in Blaine, Bloomington, Minnetonka and Cottage Grove. The agency hopes to open a fifth
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Metro Transit saw 33% increase in State Fair express bus ridership this year

September 6
The agency deployed more than 100 buses a day to provide more than 241,000 rides on its State Fair express service.
Friends Danny Suelter, left, and Katelyn Christensen of Minneapolis made a stop at Poncho Dog’s Corn Dogs stand in 2022.
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Fair deal: Early sale offers 2024 State Fair tickets for $13 — for one day only

November 21
With the holidays approaching, the fair is offering the discounted admission on one day only.
Kenneth Shutes brought a towel to mop his brow as he played games with his family on the midway on the final day of this year’s State Fair on Monday

Summer feels far from over on State Fair's last sweltering day

September 4
Labor Day fairgoers sweated through crowds and corn dogs before the close of the 2023 Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Mango Tango Tajin has everything going for it — the fruitiness from the mango, pineapple and strawberry, the spiciness from a chamoy sauce and the s

What to do on the final day of the Minnesota State Fair

September 4
The best things to taste, see and hear one last time at the great get-together.
Craig Finn sings to the crowd as the Hold Steady performs at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Review: Minnesota ties help seal Hold Steady, Bob Mould pairing at the fair grandstand

September 2
This year's Current concert at the fair also featured a fiery opening set by Dillinger Four.

We asked readers to suggest essential State Fair experiences for a first-timer. Here are the results.

September 1
What happens when you send someone who has never even tried a cheese curd to the State Fair?
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The Minnesota State Fair is crowds and chaos by design. Try navigating it with a disability.

August 31
Accessibility improvements have helped make the fair more welcoming for people with disabilities, but challenges remain.

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Coverage of the annual Minnesota State Fair. including food reviews, grandstand concert performances, full daily schedules, live video and a fairground map.