Minnesota Territory first held a Territorial Fair in 1854, although the first Minnesota State Fair didn't occur until 1859, the year after statehood. Since then, the fair has run annually except for five different years.What time does MN State Fair Open?
MN State Fair itinerary. The fair opens at 6 am, but most of the food vendors don’t open until about 8:00 and the buildings don’t open until 9, so unless you’re feeling productive and want to see a hubbub of activity in the animal barns then it’s probably not worth arriving until 8 or 9 in the morning.What is the Minnesota State Fair mascot?
The fair's mascots are two anthropomorphized gophers. The choice of gopher as mascots was an homage to the University of Minnesota mascot which is also a gopher and was a historical reference to the expansion of railroads in Minnesota, towns popping up across the state like gophers.What is Minnesota Fair plan?
The Minnesota Fair Plan was authorized by the state legislature in order to provide homeowners insurance coverage for owners and tenants of private homes, small business buildings, and farmer and co-op owners that cannot obtain coverage in the private market usually due to filing too many claims or living in areas deemed high risk.