Jul 28, 2021 - Things to Do

The top new Minnesota State Fair attractions to check out this year

An image of a new roller coaster ride coming to the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Riptide, the Minnesota State Fair's new roller coaser. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair

With opening day a month away, the Minnesota State Fair is rolling out a host of new attractions and vendors.

Here's a look at a few additions that caught our eye:

  1. Solem Concessions, a stand serving blueberry mini-donuts and Cajun-flavored cheese curds, and Baba's hummus bowls will join the list of mouth-watering new food vendors.
  2. Thrill-seekers might enjoy a ride on the new 55-foot-high Riptide roller coaster. With many "ups and downs and twists and turns," we recommend going for a spin before lunch.
  3. The Fraser Sensory Building will offer a "take-a-break" space for guests with sensory challenges. Per a release, the site will feature a "calming atmosphere, support staff and private side entrance" to give those feeling overwhelmed space to reset and rejoin the fun.
  4. Fairgoers who haven't yet protected themselves from COVID-19 can get a free shot at the COVID Community Vaccination Clinic. The site will be open daily, with no appointment or insurance necessary.

Details: The Great Minnesota Get-Together is scheduled to run Aug. 26 through Sept. 6. Tickets are available here.

Go deeper with the full list of featured attractions and new vendors.


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