Artist Liz Schreiber with her 2023 Minnesota State Fair commemorative artwork.

Minnesota State Fair ends popular commemorative art program

The program has run for 20 years and featured 19 artists.
A “research corndog” is ready for testing in the laboratory of Christopher Faulk, an associate professor of functional genomics in the University
Variety

'Research corndog, do not eat': World's first genetic sequencing of a corn dog to take place at the State Fair

June 3
University of Minnesota researchers will use a fair staple to drive interest in a real scientific study.
The Minnesota State Fair is auctioning off thousands of items. Bids close at 1 p.m. Feb. 27.
Local

Minnesota State Fair auction: The 10 strangest — and coolest — items

February 21
If you're in the market for an old Ferris wheel car, circus wagon wheels or an old-timey player piano, the State Fair's got you covered.
Quinn Hawkins, 2, looked at the bench dedicated to her late-grandmother.
Local

State Fair quickly sells out of personalized benches in final year of the program

January 19
The fair stopped taking orders Thursday after reaching its goal of 300 new benches and tables.
Thousands of people move down Liggett Street on the first day of the 2023 Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights.
Politics

Minnesota State Fair holds ticket prices steady for 2024

January 14
Advance tickets for the 2004 Great Minnesota Get-Together can be bought online for $15.
Dan Wilson and Semisonic, with auxiliary member Ken Chastain, debuted new songs at Milwaukee's Summerfest last weekend.
Music

Minnesota State Fair free stages will present Semisonic, the War & Treaty and Marky Ramone in 2024

May 14
More than 60 musical acts include many from the Gopher State as well as Texas, Louisiana and elsewhere.
Ludacris performed at halftime during the NFL wild card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants on Jan. 15, 2023, at U.S. B
Music

Ludacris and T-Pain to stand up together at Minnesota State Fair grandstand in 2024

April 16
The '00s-era hip-hop hitmakers will perform a Tuesday night co-headlining gig on Aug. 27.
Music

Matchbox Twenty pushes its way onto the 2024 Minnesota State Fair grandstand lineup

April 9
Rob Thomas and the band will return Aug. 30, adding to the heavy '90s radio-rock flavor already on tap for summer concerts.
Music

'Ol' Red' meets Ye Old Mill: Blake Shelton lined up for Minnesota State Fair grandstand in 2024

March 19
No longer on "The Voice," the country star will follow his wife Gwen Stefani to town by a month on Aug. 25.

Minnesota State Fair

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