Fans of the State Fair were excited earlier this week when organizers announced a “Kickoff to Summer at the Fair” event on Memorial Day weekend. The event will give goers a chance to gather with family and friends, and experience the music, food, shopping, and sites we all missed out on last year. The five-day event will start Thursday, May 27th and run through Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day). Tickets for the event will be $12.50 each and children four years and younger are free with a child ticket. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold and COVID safety guidelines will be followed.

The Great Minnesota Get Together was canceled last year due to COVID and fair spokesperson Danielle Dullinger says, “We definitely are striving to have a fair, we definitely would not say this is replacing the fair in any way, this is basically to have an event because we haven’t had one in quite some time.” More information about the “Kickoff to Summer at the Fair” event can be found at