Updated: August 04, 2020 10:59 AM
Created: August 04, 2020 10:51 AM
The Minnesota State Fair announced on Tuesday the creation of the Minnesota State Fair Online Marketplace, as well as four virtual competition showcases. The showcases will range from cookie decorating to crop art, for fair guests to enter and showcase their creativity this summer.
According to the fair, the marketplace is a searchable hub to help fair fans support their favorite merchandise vendors and discover new shopping surprises. The marketplace currently features 240 vendors, with many of them offering State Fair deals and special merchandise. The online hub will be available through Dec. 31, 2020, making it an option for some holiday shopping.
"There will be the hard-to-find gifts and gadgets, handmade and made-in-Minnesota goods, foodie fun, upcycled décor, helpful home services, hobby gear, treats for furry friends, apparel, and more," the State Fair said in a news release.
For more information on the website, click here.
Additionally, the State Fair competition department is offering four virtual showcases for 2020. Entry photos will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Then, staff picks will be announced on the fair's social media channels between Friday, Aug. 28 and Labor Day, Sept. 7.
The showcases will include:
For more information on the virtual competitions, click here.
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