What began in 1854 as a territorial fair to highlight agriculture and encourage farming in the region became the Minnesota State Fair in 1859, a year after Minnesota was granted statehood.
Today, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
This end-of-summer tradition is held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day. The 2023 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24-Labor Day, Sept. 4.
The State Fair’s mission is to educate and involve our guests by providing a world-class showcase that is innovative, entertaining, and fun. We strive to:
Showcase Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art, and industry
Present an unparalleled forum for knowledge and ideas
Provide outstanding customer service
Offer exceptional value
Provide a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all
Create unique experiences
Located mid-way between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 322-acre Minnesota State Fairgrounds is renowned for its beautiful gardens and architecture reflecting the Art Deco and Works Progress Administration eras.
Millstream is an outdoor juried art festival featuring local and regional artists' work represented by the artist, live music ranging from bluegrass and folk to eclectic, street performances, children's art, exhibits, demos, and enticing local foods.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2023 11 AM to 5 PM College Avenue North Downtown St. Joseph, MN
Welcome back to Milaca’s Homegrown Music Fest. This is an all-day music event featuring live music from various artists around the area.
Shows starts at noon and runs until 10:00 P.M..
Food stands from local eateries on site as well as a beer garden.
Tickets for this event are $ 15 presale, $ 20 at the gate. Children 10 and under are FREE!
12:00-1:00 Main Stage Jazmin and the Gents 1:00-1:30 TVG Stage Jonathan Clemons 1:30-2:30 Main Stage Kat Blue 2:30-3:00 TVG Stage Trent Bergeron 3:00-4:00 Main Stage Samantha Grimes 4:00-4:30 TVG Stage Lil Bimmy 4:30-6:00 Main Stage Dram Shop Country 6:00-6:30 TVG Stage Jake Birdseye 6:30-8:00 Main Stage On The Rocks 8:00-8:30 TVG Stage Bryce Hegge 8:30-10:00 Main Stage Maddy Braun Band
Matt Vee, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog.