Pickle beer and Red Bull slushies among new brews at Minnesota State Fair

The 2017 North Dakota State Fair is in the books, and at first blush, the numbers seem pretty good; attendance was up nearly six thousand visitors compared to last year. But in order to stay competitive, we should always be looking around at how others are doing the ‘fair’ game. One stark difference between Minnesota’s

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Minn. cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals

In Minnesota, the fair business is on the move. Where it’s going is yet to be determined, but cultural shifts are forcing the industry to evolve and adapt. And for those that don’t, lower attendance and local irrelevance are the end result. It is perhaps a canary-in-the-coal-mine story for Minot as the North Dakota State Fair is

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Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors

“Breakfast Buddy Bowl: Waffle bowl filled with hash browns, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon, and topped with a biscuit, country sausage gravy and green onions. LuLu’s Public House, West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater.” This is just one example. The Minnesota State Fair’s food culture is driving a lot of

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In Minot: Optimistic start for Dakota fairs annual convention

Representatives from State, regional, and county fairs in North and South Dakota as well as vendors, entertainers, and others were in Minot this weekend talking shop, new ideas, and making plans for next summer’s events. The event was held in Minot for the first time ever.

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State Fair Concert Line Up Set

Headlined by Kenny Chesney on Friday and KISS on Saturday, the second weekend at the 2016 North Dakota State Fair is likely to draw the biggest crowds. The full concert line up follows below in a news release from the NDSF media department. — Official News Release, North Dakota State Fair — Kenny Chesney, KISS,

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State Fair & Historical Society Argue Court Case

The long standing legal dispute between the North Dakota State Fair and the Ward County Historical Society was back in court last week. KX News has the coverage that includes the arguments each are making.

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Out with Coke, In with Pepsi at North Dakota State Fair

Next summer’s North Dakota State Fair will have a different flavor — literally. 2016 will be a year of transitions. Starting in April, vendors on the fairgrounds will be required to switch from Coke products to Pepsi products. In a similar transition starting June 1st, beer served on the fairgrounds will be distributed by Magic

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Mac & Cheese Cupcakes? Minnesota State Fair Pitches 50 New Foods

One of the biggest attractions for the Minnesota State Fair is the food, and they have just released the list of newly inspired and hopefully delicious that will be appearing at the September fair for the first time. Do not read this article if you’re hungry.

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