State Fair 20 Aug 12

The 2012 Great Minnesota Get-Together begins Thursday, Aug. 23 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

This yearʼs 12 days of fun feature dozens of new attractions, exhibits and foods; a variety of discounts and special deal days; numerous special events; hundreds of free live music and entertainment acts; and many options for getting to the fair.

Dozens of new attractions and exhibits make their State Fair debut in 2012, including an outdoor laser light show, a monumental inflatable walk-through sculpture and nine new carnival rides.

Forty new culinary creations have been added to the list of nearly 500 food options. Several of the new choices including the French Dog, Great Balls of Fire and lamb chop on-a-stick can be found in the Food Building.

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