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.When is Minneapolis State Fair?
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. In 1861 and 1862, the fair was not held because of the Civil War and the Dakota War of 1862.Is Minnesota State Fair free?
The Minnesota State Fair has released the schedule of free music for this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together. Among the biggest national names playing free shows (free with admission to the fair, that is) are G. Love and Special Sauce, War, and Billy Bob Thornton — who’s playing the Leinie Lodge with his band the Boxmasters.What are the Minnesota State Fair Foods?
A stand selling cheese curds. One of the primary attractions at the State Fair is the wide variety of foods to be had. Classic fair foods such as cotton candy and hot dogs are available. Some foods reflect Minnesota's agriculture, including cheese curds, milk shakes, and corn dogs.