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Minnesota State Fair reveals its deals, drawings and giveaways guide

Because did you even go to the State Fair if you don't leave with a plastic bag full of branded knick-knacks?
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It's arguably the most valuable sheet of paper for any trip to the Minnesota State Fair: The schedule of deals, drawings and giveaways available.

The State Fair unveiled a host of get-together bargain details Thursday, including an overview of which booths are giving away what freebies, and where to find the day's best discounts. (You can look over and print the guide here.)

Click to see the full guide.

Click to see the full guide.

So if you want that free chocolate chip cookie lip balm or Vikings horns hat, you can plan ahead and make a beeline for that booth.

Related: Walz says State Fair should consider COVID-19 measures, or face losing visitors

The State Fair also gave an overview of the various discounts and deals, including:

  • Cheaper admission prices if you buy before the fair starts
  • Mighty Midway and Kidway discounts and deals on weekdays (though sometimes only before the afternoon)
  • The slate of special deal days, such as Seniors Day, Military Appreciation Day and Kids Day

There is also, of course, the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book if you really want to plan for savings, as well as the free entertainment and attractions happening around the fairgrounds every day.

Related: The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

You can find more info from the State Fair here.

And be sure to check out Bring Me The News' State Fair guide, featuring everything you need to know before you go.

The State Fair runs from Aug. 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6.

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