ST. PAUL (WJON News) -- The Minnesota State Fair gets underway next week. Along with all the traditional food on a stick, midway rides, and grandstand shows, you'll find a number of new attractions as well.

Spokeswoman Maria Hayden says in their new north end event center built in 2019 they have a rotating exhibit every year. This year is the Sweet and Selfie Experience.

So it will be a combination of some really cool photo ops and some education about the history of candy.  I believe you'll even be able to buy some treats there as well.

Hayden says this museum-quality exhibit is free with your State Fair admission.

Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair

Also in the north end is the new Can Can Wonderland Mini Golf On-A-Stick.

Based on a whole bunch of different fair attractions.  I know they have a Space Tower one, they have a Giant Slide, and some fair food themes...

You'll also find two new Kidway Rides, Beach Shack and Pump & Jump.

Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair

The History Walking Tour has five new stops including the Bandshell, Farm Boys' Camp, Fairborne, Judging Arena, and Parade.

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The Mighty Midway features more than 30 carnival rides and 50 games of skill.  Kidway has over 30 rides.

The tallest traveling Ferris wheel in North America makes a stop at the Minnesota State Fair this year.  The Great Big Wheel carries riders to a height of 156 feet.

The Minnesota State Fair starts on Thursday, August 24th and runs through Labor Day.



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