Ok. You don't HAVE to do these things but you should at least once in your Minnesota State Fair going lifetime. I picked out some from the list of 25 that the ExploreMinnesota.com had listed on their site.

  • See a show at the Grandstand. I remember seeing B-52's there years ago. This year includes Hootie & The Blowfish, Hall & Oates, ZZ Top w/Cheap Trick, Weird Al and Dierks Bentley
  • Giant Slide: Is it the fast thrilling ride that I typically like? No. But it is a staple their and you should be able to say you done it at least once. Plus the kids love it.
  • Ye Old Mill: Another classic. This slow, relaxing boat ride has been their for over a 100 years.
  • Sky Rider: When you want to travel a good distance across the fair but it's late in the day, it's crowded and your legs are just to tired...this is perfect.
  • Space Tower: Just a cool view of everything.

Check out the rest at ExploreMinnesota.com