$11.1 Million Approved for Minnesota State Fair Projects

$11.1 Million Approved for Minnesota State Fair Projects Photo: KSTP/ Thomas Palanuk, File

January 15, 2018 11:34 AM

A new pet exhibition and demonstration area, upgrades to the livestock complex and changes to utilities and transportation infrastructure are some of the Minnesota State Fair projects for which $11.1 million has now been approved.

According to a release, on Sunday, the state fair's board of managers approved $7.2 million in capital work and $3.8 million in maintenance projects for this year.


The projects are funded through the fair's operating revenue and Minnesota State Fair Foundation grants.

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The board also discussed admission prices for this year's fair and agreed prices will remain the same as last year: $14 for those ages 13-64, $12 for those ages 5-12, and $12 for those 65 and older. Those under the age of 5 years old will be admitted for free.

Pre-fair discount admission tickets are $11 for all ages.

Meanwhile, the state fair has also purchased Ye Old Mill, which is billed as the oldest attraction at the fair.

"For 102 years and five generations, our family has owned and operated Ye Old Mill," John H. Keenan, Sr. said in a statement. "It has been an incredible experience sharing this tradition at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. We are so pleased the state fair will continue this tradition for future generations."


Rebecca Omastiak

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