Ferris wheel at Minnesota State Fair.

It is that time of the year again where the days are warm, evenings are cool, and a new school year is right around the corner. It also means it is time to take one last trip to your favorite state and hit up the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, the Minnesota State Fair truly has something for everyone. Held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day this year running from August 22nd until September 2nd, it is not to be missed.

And what is not to love about the fair? From the 900 FREE live shows and major headliners on the Grandstand, to eating anything you can imagine on a stick. And come one, who would not want to try one of the new outrageous food items like the Halo ConeMini Donut Latte, or the No Bologna Coney!

If you are not into the food and drink scene, there are plenty of opportunities to go shopping, view the different types of livestock in the Animal Barns (the chickens are a personal favorite), and bring your kids (or inner kid) out to the Mighty Midway for loads of rides, entertainment, and prizes! Explore MN also posted a great list of 25 Must-Do’s at the Fair that are definitely worth checking out while you are exploring.

Whether it is your first time or you are a long time fair goer, the State Fair is a destination not to be missed. So pack a bag, book your favorite Minnestay home, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories! Stay a minimum of 3 nights during the fair and receive $100 off your total! Use discount code “StateFair” at check-out!