Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy at the Fair


1.Healthy Food Options

Fruit (fresh) on-a-stick; Veggie Pie – Food Building; Caribbean Fruit Smoothie – Liggett St.

JonnyPops (frozen fruit bars) on-a-stick – West End Market

Vegie Fries on-a-stick – Dan Patch Ave.

Vegetable Kabobs on-a-stick – Dan Patch Ave.

2. History Walking Tour – Multiple Days

Embark on this free, self-guided tour to discover State Fair history, presented by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation and the Minnesota Historical Society. We’ve added three new stops in 2015: Ye Old Mill celebrates its 100th year at the State Fair; the half-century-old Skyride, a 70-foot-high gondola ride with a bird’s-eye-view of the fairgrounds; and the Dairy Building, built in 1967 and now home to the famous butter sculptures, milkshakes, merchants and more. Pick up a brochure at any of the 12 stops on the fairgrounds.

3. Check out Health Fair 11

14 organizations provide free or low-cost health checks, info, fun activities and giveaways. Blood pressure checks, flu shots, hearing assessments, blood typing, memory-loss evaluations, blood glucose checks. Learn hand-only CPR and about a newborn screening program, pick up a list of gluten-free food options at the fair. Plus food allergy and poison safety education and face-to-face consultations on the MNSure health insurance program. Rest, relax and charge your electronics and phones.

Crossroads Building

4. Wiser Living  – Multiple Days

One-stop browsing for smart solutions and innovative products and services to stay active, involved and independent. On the street level of the 4-H Building.

4-H Building

5. Figure Skating

The artistry and athleticism of wintertime’s most glamorous sport come to the fair to celebrate Saint Paul’s hosting of the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Olympic Gold Medalist and World Figure Skating Champion Kristi Yamaguchi and national figure skater, choreographer and Minnesota native Rohene Ward will sign autographs and answer fan questions. Local figure skating clubs will perform on a plastic ice sheet and an ice carver will create a figure skating masterpiece. Meet U.S. Figure Skating mascot Snowplow Sam, take “Kiss & Cry” selfies, play games and register to win prizes. The 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are Jan. 15-24 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.

Carousel Park. Mon, Aug 31

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