Minnesota State Fair at a Bargain

We’re all buckling down on our spending but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a good time. Though admission runs from $8 – $11, the Minnesota State Fair is loaded with plenty of things to do at a low cost or with no money at all. Here are some things that grabbed my attention:

Things to do for a dollar or less:

All you can drink milk (white or chocolate)
Location: N-29 Judson Avenue

Sno-Cone
Location: Caramel Apples/Sno-Cone, M-28 Clough Street

Yogurt, cheese sticks, all you can drink milk
Location: Dairy Town Diner, R-31 Dairy Building

Earrings
Location: Flora’s Dress Emporium, G-23 Heritage Square

Falafel on a stick, grape leaves on a stick
Location: Holy Land Deli, U-31 International Bazaar, south wall

Peacock feathers
Location: India Imports, V-31 International Bazaar

Shrimp cocktail
Location: Lemonade and Shrimp Cocktail, S-30 Judson Avenue

Apples, cider, cider freeze
Location: MN Apples, T-28 Ag-Hort Building, west wall

Vanilla ice cream, cone
Location: Rainbow Ice Cream, N-23 Grandstand, east wall next to stairs

Guitar picks
Location: Rock ‘n’ Roll Jewelry, N-23 Lower Grandstand

For a complete list of items for a dollar or less click here

Drawings and Giveaways

Prize: Silver iPod Nano
Booth: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Location: X-21 at the Education Building, southwest corner

Prize: iPod Nano, riding lawn mower, gas garage heater
Booth: MN Blue Flame Gas Association
Location: O-25 Nelson Street

Prize: Apple iPad
Booth: MN School of Business
Location: X-21 at the Education Building, southeast corner

Prize: Twins bobble head
Booth: MN Twins
Location: U-30 Judson Avenue, between Underwood and Cooper Streets

Prize: iPod Touch
Booth: New Family Services
Location: O-23 Upper Grandstand, southeast wall

Click here for the complete list of drawings and giveaways.

Free Concerts

8:30 pm Aug. 26-27: Boyz II Men
8:30 pm Aug. 28-29: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
8:30 pm Aug. 30-31: Rosanne Cash
8:30 pm Sept. 1-2: Trampled By Turtles
8:30 pm Sept. 3-4: The Family Stone
8:30 pm Sept. 5-6: The Lost Trailers

Click here for a full list of free entertainment.

Source: www.mnstatefair.org

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