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16 August 2017

The Great Minnesota Get-Together 2017

For the week of August 20, 2017

Each year in late August, the small St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights transforms into a bustling mini-metropolis. For 12 days, more than a million people partake in the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the State Fair. There’s every conceivable food-on-a-stick, concerts, exhibits, animals and great people-watching.

Guest: Danielle Dullinger, Marketing & Communications Supervisor at the Minnesota State Fair

  • Part 1 – 14:00

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    Dullinger previews new foods and attractions at the Fair. A new shop-eat-sip destination, the Veranda, opens in the Grandstand and new activities include the Great Big Wheel (North America’s tallest Ferris wheel), a sheep costume contest and An Evening with Equine in the Coliseum.

  • Part 2 – 12:35

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    John Mellencamp, Nickelback, Toby Keith, Stevie Nicks, Frankie Valli, Usher and Phantogram are highlights at this year’s Grandstand. More than 900 free entertainment shows will also be at the Fair. Highlights at the Leinie Lodge include The Pointer Sisters, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chris Janson and Tanya Tucker. To know what is happening at the Fair and how to get around, the State Fair app is available for free on the Apple app store or Google Play; or, Dullinger recommends finding one of the ten information booths around the fairgrounds.

    For more information on the Minnesota State Fair, go to: mnstatefair.org

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