5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, 45TV, Minnesota Live and Twin Cities Live at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Opening Day

Minnesota State Fair Opening Day

KSTP is excited to celebrate our 75th anniversary with our viewers at the Great Minnesota Get Together in 2023, where we’ve been broadcasting live since 1948. While visiting our building you can learn about the rich history of Minnesota’s original TV station and take a photo next to the iconic KSTP mural painted by local artist Adam Turman.

Stop by our building daily to enjoy a Patio Party sponsored by Sun Country Airlines. We are located on Chambers Street near Carnes Ave, by the Grandstand.

At the building, you’ll find tables and benches to take a break and eat and drink some fair food and beverages while watching the day’s news, spinning the prize wheel, playing trivia or taking in a live broadcast of Minnesota Live, Twin Cities Live and live weather with Minnesota’s Weather Authority during newscasts.

Watch live broadcasts and Forecast First:

  • Minnesota Live, weekdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Twin Cities Live, weekdays, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Forecast First, weekdays during these newscasts: Midday (11 a.m.), 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Opening Day at the Minnesota State Fair

Opening Day at the Minnesota State Fair

After Minnesota Live, you can meet and get a photo with hosts Chris Egert and Megan Newquist.

Following Twin Cities Live, you can also meet and get a photo with the show’s hosts and reporters -Elizabeth Ries, Ben Leber, Kelli Hanson and Kristin Haubrich. The show will be your go-to for finding out all the best food, fashion and fun you can find at the State Fair this year.

The 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and 45TV weather team will be forecasting live from the fair. You can meet meteorologists Ken Barlow, Wren Clair, Jonathan Yuhas, Matt Serwe and Chris Reece in addition to other anchors and reporters who will be making special appearances at our building.

You can spin a giant prize wheel to win swag from your favorite shows and a chance to win an outdoor dining room set and grill from Patio Town.

You can also enter to win a $2,500 travel voucher from Sun County Airlines.

Stop by before Twin Cities Live for your chance to be the TCL Fair Fan of the Day, presented by LIVEA! Head home with a TCL prize pack and be on TV!

Special thanks to MN Hot Tubs for sponsoring the Twin Cities Live Fair Insider.

Viewers can purchase some fun merchandise this year including items perfect for use at the fair:

  • $20 Twin Cities Live visor, a new item made in collaboration with SOTA clothing.
  • $5 Twin Cities Live mug, just like the ones the hosts use on the show.
  • $5 Twin Cities Live poncho, great for any rainy day.

On weekday afternoons, you can drop by to play “Friends” trivia, hosted by Dr. Chuck Ells, with the chance to win 45TV swag and the “Friends” tv show on DVD.

Rules for KSTP and 45TV contests at the fair.

CLICK HERE for KSTP’s full coverage of the Minnesota State Fair.