Deep-fried ice cream from Snack House is one of the new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2022

These are the 38 new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2022

Cotton candy flavored soda, fried chicken on a stick, vegan fried steak and more to look forward to at the fair.
Low Cut Connie singer Adam Weiner, seen here kicking it at Rock the Garden in 2018, canceled at the State Fair last year out of COVID safety.
Music

Minnesota State Fair free stages to feature Jayhawks, Low Cut Connie, Family Stone in 2022

May 24
Other acts slated for the Leinie bandshell include Caitlyn Smith, Eddie Montgomery and Dire Straits Legacy.
People line up at the main ticket booth on the first day of the State Fair in 2016.
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This year's State Fair will have higher admission prices, shorter hours

January 17
Admission will rise to $17 for ages 13 to 64. Fairgrounds will open an hour later than usual and close and hour earlier.
Florida Georgia Line headlined the first night of We Fest last summer in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Music

Country duo Florida Georgia Line fills the Minnesota State Fair's last grandstand slot

June 27
The Aug. 31 concert was announced after the "Cruise" hitmakers' gig this past weekend at the Cadott Country Fest in Wisconsin.
A State Fair staple: Opened in 1947, the new building housed all the ag exhibits under one roof.
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Multifaceted and quirky, the State Fair's Ag Hort building turns 75

June 30
The Minnesota State Fair's iconic octagonal treasure will celebrate a milestone anniversary.
Kevin Cronin and REO Speedwagon will co-headline the grandstand on Sept. 1 with Styx.
Music

Minnesota State Fair announces twofer concerts with REO, Styx and Counting Crows, Wallflowers

April 19
Tickets for each of the nostalgic co-headlining shows go on sale Friday.
Diana Ross
Music

Diana Ross, Jim Gaffigan are headed to the Minnesota State Fair

March 8
Tickets will go on sale on Friday.
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COVID at the State Fair: It's been a year like no other

September 5, 2021
Tens of thousands of fairgoers attended the Minnesota State Fair as the COVID-19 Delta variant surged in 2021. With no mask mandate or attendance limitations, the Great Minnesota Get Together went forward as Minnesotans sought a sense of normalcy.