FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) — Minnesota State Fair officials are working on plans for a new attraction on the north end of the fairgrounds, a permanent venue that could serve as a sequel to the successful West End Market expansion.

Fair officials offered a sneak peek at their annual meeting over the weekend. General Manager Jeff Hammer says the area between the Pet Center and the campground along Snelling Avenue needs an anchor — something permanent and spectacular.

Hammer says the plan isn't as expansive as the West End upgrade, but it's still ambitious and could include attractions the fair hasn't been able to accommodate before.

The plans are very preliminary. An amphitheater and a permanent pavilion on the future of agriculture could be part of the mix.