The State Fair will have 900 free shows (so you can save your money for booze and food)

This will help you save money, which you can spend on booze and food.
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A ticket into the Minnesota State Fair will cost you a buck more than last year. But that $14 adult pass at least comes with a bunch of free entertainment, so you can use the rest of your money on beer and food.

The fair once again will have 900 shows across its free stages and areas, it announced Tuesday morning.

That includes music, with acts like Chris Hawkey, Bad Bad Hats, JD McPherson, and the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers.

Then there are the events: An All-Star Stunt Dogs Splash, the daily parades that make crossing the street a pain every afternoon, BMX and skateboard demos, the Pet Center, return of the Giant Sing Along, and more.

You can also do what we did last year and watch animals eat ... in slow-motion!

You can see the full lineup sorted by location here.

The Minnesota State Fair this year runs Aug. 24 through Sept. 4. Oh, and there will be an enormous Ferris wheel that needs 12 trailers just to move around.

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