The 2014 Minnesota State Fair is off and running through Labor Day, and features dozens of new attractions, exhibits and foods; a variety of discounts and special deal days; numerous special events; hundreds of free live music and entertainment acts; and many options for getting to the fair.

Minnesota State Fair

Dozens of new attractions and exhibits are making their State Fair debut, including an Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show; the State Fair History & Heritage Center celebrating the fair’s 150+ years of history; eight new carnival rides; big changes to the Horse Show; and more. With the grand opening of the new West End Market, Transit Hub and West End Gate, visitors will see some of the most significant changes to the State Fair in more than 75 years.

Nearly 30 new foods have been added to the fair’s list of more than 450 options. Click HERE to see photos & descriptions of he new foods.

The 2014 free entertainment lineup features more than 900 shows — all free with the price of admission. Click HERE for the complete lineup.

Minnesota State Fair

The historic State Fair Grandstand is home to 11 nights of big-name entertainment from Aretha Franklin to Tim McGraw. Tickets are available at mnstatefair.org or by calling 800-514-3849. Click HERE for the grandstand lineup.

Free parking with free shuttle bus service to and from the fair is available from 8 a.m. to midnight daily at 33 locations within a short distance from the fairgrounds. Click HERE for the park & ride locations.

Have a great time at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair!