Tomorrow, the gates of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will open for 12 days of foods on a stick, baby animals, award-winning jams and flowers, friendly carnies running Mighty Midway rides, and free concerts on multiple stages. The
fair is an event that is notorious for eating wallets, but with some frugality you can have fun for less, have things to take home,
and even possibly win big prizes.
The following is a list of some of
the cheap or free things to do, such as $1 food items, and what
booths to hit up to enter contests with big wins (they're giving away cars this year, people!).
Looking for free stuff? We've also got the best of the free items as
well, such as sunglasses, backpacks, ear buds, and playing cards.See also:
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