The 'Great Minnesota Get Together' kicks off today in Saint Paul with the theme 'Thrifty Thursday.' Guests who attend the fair today will get a $2 discount on ticket prices which are normally $13 at the gate with a discount for seniors and children.

Some events open at 7 a.m. this morning but everything will be open by 10 a.m. The midway opens at 9 a.m. for children's rides and 10 a.m. for adults.

The 12 day fair runs now through Monday, Sept. 5. You can check out the complete schedule of events by visiting the fair's website.