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Dozens of Bargains and Ways to Save at 2012 Minnesota State Fair


Thu, Aug 9th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

ST. PAUL, MINN. (08/09/2012)(readMedia)-- The 2012 Great Minnesota Get-Together is just two weeks away. This year's 12 days of fun feature a variety of discounts, special days and bargain-hunting tools.



Before-the-Fair Savings



Pre-fair discount admission tickets are $9 (a $3 discount off the regular adult admission price and a $1 discount off the regular seniors and kids admission prices) and are valid any day of the fair. Also prior to the fair, Mighty Midway and Kidway ride & game tickets are $10 for a sheet of 20 (a $5 savings), and Blue Ribbon Bargain coupon books are $4 ($1 off the regular price).



Discounted State Fair admission tickets, Mighty Midway and Kidway ride & game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are available through Aug. 22 at the State Fairgrounds Box Office, participating Cub Foods stores and numerous locations in greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin (while supplies last). Discount tickets and Bargain Books may also be purchased at mnstatefair.org until 5 p.m. on Aug. 14. A complete list of sales outlets is available at mnstatefair.org or by calling (651) 288-4400.



During the fair, regular admission is $12 for adults (13-64); $10 for seniors (65 & over); and $10 for kids (5-12). Children (under 5) are always admitted free. Mighty Midway and Kidway tickets purchased at the fair are 75 cents per ticket, $20 per sheet of 28 or $30 per sheet of 44. Throughout the fair, Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are $5 and available at State FairWear Gift Shops and Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts.



Special Deal Days



The State Fair kicks off with savings for families on Thrifty Thursday, Aug. 23. Discounted admission for adults (13-64) is $10 and kids (5-12) is $7.



Monday, Aug. 27 is Seniors & Kids Day. Seniors (65 & over) and kids (5-12) are admitted for just $7.



Military Appreciation Day is Tuesday, Aug. 28 when active military and their families, as well as retired and veteran military and their spouses, are admitted for just $7 when they purchase admission at the gate with documentation of U.S. Military service.



Wednesday, Aug. 29 is Read & Ride Day. Guests presenting valid public library cards when purchasing admission at the gate are admitted for the following discounted prices: adults (13-64) $10; sen .....
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The Roaring Twenties!

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘The Roaring Twenties!’ Will Showcase Songs of the 1920s in this Month’s “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show on Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre The excitement and romance of ‘The Roari ..... 
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Lidtke Mill in Lime Springs a historical treasure

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

By Jade Sexton Lime Springs is a small town in Iowa, right near the Minnesota border that is home to something big. The Lidtke Mill has been there since 1857. At one time, there were 13 mills along the Upper Iowa River, and the Lidtke Mill is the ..... 
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Chatfield last concert in the park of the season

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Back by popular demand, The Swing Street Big Band will perform for Chatfield’s “Music in the Park” concert series on Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Bandshell. The 17-piece big band is made up of some of the top m ..... 
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Houston County Fair seeks talent show contestants

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Houston County Fair is seeking individuals and groups to showcase their talents at the annual talent competition held on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 PM in the Entertainment Tent on the fairgrounds. Contestants may be entered in one of three cat ..... 
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Watercolor classes at Grace Place

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Joyce King is returning to Grace Place to share her love of nature through watercolor painting. We will be offering two adult classes, one in Winona on Friday, August 10 from 7-9:30pm and one in Rushford on Saturday, August 11 from 9am-11am. A childr ..... 
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Rehearsals begin for The Last Boy in Blue

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Wits’ End Theatre is pleased to announce that the 2012 Western Days play The Last Boy in Blue has been fully cast and is in rehearsal at the Chatfield Center for the Arts! The Last Boy in Blue is a new play that tells a story of the first 24 hou ..... 
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Space Commando and other odd hobbies at DreamAcres Farm

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm welcomes David Harris and his one-man, acrobatic, autobiographical show “Space Commando and Other Odd Hobbies” on Friday, July 13 at 8:30pm. This is the second of three shows in the Play! in ..... 
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“Protest!” will showcase songs of the 1960s in this month’s “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

A full cast singing “Marching Up To Freedom Land” a capella will open this month’s “Over the Back Fence” community variety show. “Protest!” is the theme, and the show will feature a variety of music and historical and cultural referenc ..... 
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