19 August 2015

The Minnesota State Fair 2015

For the week of August 23, 2015

Brienna Schuette is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Minnesota State Fair; she discusses the history of the State Fair, this year’s new attractions and, of course, the food!

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:18) The history of the Minnesota State Fair; (2:30) Years when the Fair did not take place; (4:00) The process of preparing for the 12-day fair; (5:02) New attractions from last year’s Fair that will return; (5:57) Why the MN State Fair is especially successful and well attended; (7:22) Collaborations with other state fairs; (8:13) Music at the Grandstand; (10:14) Music at the free stages; (11:20) Food is the number one reason people come to the Fair and there are 51 new food items this year
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:18) The new transit hub at the Fair; (2:06) The History & Heritage Center; (2:54) How to save money at the Fair: (5:20) New attractions at the Midway, including a four-story fun house; (6:18) Art and education at the Fair; (7:53) 4H exhibits and livestock; (9:10) How to make the most out of a State Fair experience; (10:11) The State Fair phone app; (10:42) Work and volunteer opportunities at the Fair; (11:24) Schuette’s favorite part of the Fair