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.)
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.
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.
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.