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Kickoff to Summer at the Fair

May 27, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

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Kickoff to Summer at the Fair sponsored by Paddle North is a brand-new walk-around event with food, brews, music, shopping and fun happening May 27-31!

Giant Slide: A rare chance to ride the slide in May! Tickets are $2.50; cash only. The slide is open weather permitting; if it rains, the slide will reopen when it dries.

Family Fun Zone at DNR Park: Challenge your family and friends to a board game! Stop by the north side of the DNR Building to check out some favorite classics.  For the young ones, they’ll have a selection of games – Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga and Cookie Monster Cookie Toss – to check out on the south side of the DNR Building. Plus, watch for the Kids Wagon cruising throughout the Family Fun Zone with sidewalk chalk, jacks, coloring sheets and crayons.

High-Five Fairborne & Fairchild: Socially distanced, of course! Watch for our beloved furry State Fair mascots – they’re done hibernating and ready to help us spring into summer!

** Food, beverages, merchandise and Giant Slide rides are an additional cost. **






May 27, 2021
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Minnesota State Fair
(651) 288-4400


Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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(651) 288-4400

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