Minnesotans from across the state gather at the “Best State Fair in the Country” for the last blast of summer. It’s the greatest twelve days of people watching ever!

If you’re doing the fair – we’ve got a few tips for your day. Ride the Sky Ride to get the best view of the whole landscape. Toss dieting aside, sample some new fair foods and grab a deep fried candy bar. Ride the Giant Slide. Sit for a bit and enjoy a free concert. Stop by the Dairy building to watch as Princess Kay of the Milky Way has her likeness sculpted in Minnesota farm butter. Check out the babies at the Miracle of Birth barn and stop by the Minnesota Lottery booth at the corner of Judson and Nelson. Pick up your lottery tickets and free gift with purchase and learn how your lottery dollars benefit all of Minnesota.