Come on down to the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS building near the grandstand on Chambers Street. While you're there, stick around to watch a LIVE broadcast of Twin Cities Live at the Fair.

This year Twin Cities Live is bringing you more food, fashion and fun from the Minnesota State Fair! Catch Elizabeth and Steve weekdays from 3 - 4PM and also from 4 - 4:30PM during the State Fair! Twin Cities Live's Fair at Four show will be an additional half hour of fair fun with guests and stories you won’t see anywhere else. Lindsey Brown, Kevin Doran and Dave Dahl from 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will also be joining the party!


State Fair Map


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Twin Cities Live Merchandise

Pick up an exclusive Twin Cities Live's Join the Party: Appetizer Calendar 2017, featuring recipes from some of your favorite Twin Cities Live guests. $5

Been admiring the Twin Cities Live coffee mugs? For the first time - Now available for purchase!

Cash or check (made out to KSTP) only.


If you can't make it to the fair, send your check to 3415 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114 to Twin Cities Live.

Recipe Calendar
TCL's Top 5 Must Eat List
  1. Pickle Dog from the Pickle Dog Booth
  2. Chicken in a Waffle Cone from The Blue Barn
  3. Gizmo from Carl's Gizmo Sandwich
  4. Superdog from the Superdog booth
  5. Strawberries n' Crème booth
  1. Reuben Bites from O'Gara's
  2. Strawberry Milkshake from Dairy Building
  3. Deep Fried Ravioli from Vescio’s
  4. Deep Fried Pickle from The Perfect Pickle
  5. A bucket of Fries from Fresh French Fries
  1. Turkey to Go - East side of Clough St. between Carnes & Judson avenues
  2. Sweet Martha's cookies - South side of Carnes Ave. between Nelson and Underwood Streets
  3. Minnie apple pie - South side of Judson Ave. between Nelson & Underwood streets
  4. Cheese curds - West side of Liggett St. between Carnes & Judson avenues
  5. Mancini's custard - North side of Carnes Ave. between Nelson & Underwood streets
  1. Pickle Dog from the Pickle Dog Booth
  2. Hot Toasted Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich from West End Creamery
  3. Giant Peach from the Produce Exchange at the West End Market
  4. Poutine from Duke’s Poutine
  5. Walleye Fries from Giggles' Campfire Grill
  1. Wild Rice Gourmet Cheeseburger from Wild Rice Specialties in the Food Building
  2. A vanilla malt from Sadie’s Frozen Custard on Judson
  3. Deep Fried Cookie Dough On-a-Stick in the Food Building
  4. Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie from Minneapple Pie on Judson
  5. Beergarita (margarita meets beer!) from Tejas Express in The Garden
State Fair Highlights

Meet the TCL Talent
Meet the Elizabeth, Steve, Emily or Kelli weekdays from noon – 1PM inside the 5 Eyewitness Building!  Stop by and spin the prize wheel, buy your TCL Recipe Calendar and TCL Mug, and pose for a pic with your favorite TCL personality!

Meet Steve at the White Bear Mitsubishi Fair Booth
Friday, August 26, 10AM – 12PM
Stop by the White Bear Mitsubishi booth located on the Norths side of Wright Ave. between Underwood & Cooper St and take a photo with Steve and pick up some TCL freebies!

Patio'ke Finals presented by Patio Town
Saturday, August 27, noon – 2 PM
Eight finalists from TCL’s Patio'ke events will sing their hearts out the the band Hurricane Karaoke for a chance to win $1000 cash! Stop by the Twin Cities Live stage to enjoy the performances of each contestant. This years event will be judged by former contestants from The Voice, Kat Perkins, Nicholas David, and Tim Mahoney - and up & comer and former TCL intern, Hannah Connelly.

Meet Steve at the Minnesota Rusco Fair Booth
Monday, August 29, 10AM – 12PM
Stop by the Minnesota Rusco booth located in the lower level of the Grandstand on the east wall and take a photo with Steve and pick up stome TCL freebies.

Meet Emily at the Twin City Jacuzzi Fair Booth
Tuesday, August 30, 5PM – 7PM
Stop by the Twin City Jacuzzi Booth located on the East side of Cooper St. between Murphy & Lee Avenues and take a photo with Emily and pick up some TCL freebies!


4/7 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth share their thoughts on three possible flavors of malts for the Midwest Dairy Association's Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota State Fair! Click here to vote for your favorite through April 17th. 2017.

The Peg  

Steve, Elizabeth, and Emily put on their aprons and find out what it’s like to work at the only full-service restaurant on the fairgrounds, The Peg.

9/2 Top 5 @ Four  

It’s our final Top 5 @ Four presented by Renewal by Andersen. If you’re planning to go to the fair there are several must-sees.

9/2 Money Machine  

Julene Haasch from Chaska is the next contestant to try her luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!

9/2 Hot History  

Emily has been providing us with some hot history as she’s hanging out in a hot tub from Twin City Jacuzzi.  

Match Game: Fair Edition  

Steve and Elizabeth are taking on each other this final day at the fair to find out who will “win the state fair” and a prize pack from Midwest Dairy Association.

Dueling Pianos  

Jacy Smith and Cassondra Meyer are best friends who make a living dueling on the piano!  Now known as Duelly Noted, the two have performed in bands together for years.  Just three years ago, they began dueling pianos.  Now they are traveling around playing a lot of state fairs.

Kid Reporter: Log Rolling   Back To Top

Emily hit the fair with our new kid reporter, Hunter Kadlec.  Just like Emily, Hunter has an adventurous side too which he showed off when they checked out Key Log Rolling.

Mini Corn Dogs   Back To Top

You don’t have to wait until next year’s fair to enjoy corn dogs.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares her recipe for mini-corn dogs!

9/2 Host Chat   Back To Top

It’s our final day at the fair!  And…it’s Friday Funday!

Fair Favorite: Bill Lunn   Back To Top

Five Eyewitness News anchor, Bill Lunn knows a thing or two about fishing.  He has been fishing Minnesota waters for 30 years.  Of course it comes as no surprise that his favorite place to be at the fair is the DNR Outdoor Fish Pond.

Doing the Fair for $50   Back To Top

There’s a lot of good food and good fun at the fair.  When you come, it’s a safe bet you’ll go through some cash!  TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson says it’s possible to do the fair without spending a fortune.  She brought her family of four and $50 and found out there was plenty of fun and food to be had!

9/1 Top 5 @ Four   Back To Top

Today’s Top 5 presented by Renewal by Andersen are one of the 2016 Best Awards from the State Fair!  Fair organizers sorted through more than 1200 exhibitors, vendors, and concessionaires and selected the best of the best!

9/1 Money Machine   Back To Top

Tracy Judge from Inver Grove Heights is the next contestant to try her luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!

Kid Reporter: Little Farm Hands Exhibit   Back To Top

All sorts of talented kids tried their luck at our Wendy’s Kid Reporter auditions.  Eight year old Hunter Kadlec from Blaine was the winner this year.  Emily put his reporting skills to the test during their visit to the Little Farm Hands Exhibit.

9/1 Fair Insider   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s local guy about town is also a walking state fair information booth!  Mike Marcotte, our Fair Insider, shares his tips to make your trip to the fair amazing.

9/1 Hot History   Back To Top

Emily is back at Twin City Jacuzzi with more Hot History!

Home Décor at the Fair   Back To Top

Over 800 vendors sell merchandise at the Minnesota State Fair.  Shopping and Style Editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine rounded up some of her favorite picks that she found at the fair.

5 Minute Make Up   Back To Top

When you head out to the fair, you want to still look good but you don’t want to wear a ton of make-up.  After all, you’re probably going to sweat it all off right?  Makeup Artist, Julie Martin has some products with staying power – and all it takes is five minutes to look good.

Draft Horses   Back To Top

Even though Elizabeth is a country girl at heart, she knew that when it comes to the new draft horse barrel racing competition at the fair she was out of her league.  So they brought in someone with a little bit more experience with horses – Twin Cities Live Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych.  She met up with the Goldsmith family from Chatfield that have been raising Belgian draft horses for more than 30 years.

8/31 Top 5 @ Four   Back To Top

It’s the latest news from the Great Minnesota Get-Together.  We call it our Top 5 @ Four brought to you by Renewal by Andersen.

8/31 Money Machine   Back To Top

Matt Hoffman from Minneapolis is the next contestant to try his luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!

Dirty Jobs   Back To Top

The Sanitation Department at the fair is – undoubtedly – on of the dirtiest jobs!  The guys and gals that work it make sure things stay nice and clean.  Elizabeth, Emily, and Kelli found out that there is a reason that the crew is called The A Team!

Wish Boutique at the Fair   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is familiar with Wish Boutique. They are located in Rosemount but right now they have popped up a shop in the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair!

8/31 Hot History   Back To Top

Emily is hanging out at Twin City Jacuzzi getting the coop on some great tubs…and some hot history! 

Fair Psychic Readings   Back To Top

If there is one thing you can count on, it’s the fact that you’ll be waiting in line quite a bit at the fair.  Reporter Kelli Hanson took our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon out on the fairgrounds to give some fair goers some psychic readings.

Science at the Fair   Back To Top

Liz Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, joins us with a few science experiments – all inspired by the fair!

Fair Favorite: Leah McLean   Back To Top

We are in Carousel Park.  It’s at the carousel in the park that you might find Leah McLean from 5 Eyewitness News.  The carousel is located between Dan Patch and the Grandstand in Carousel Park.  Tickets are $2.50.

Mall of America K9 Dogs   Back To Top

Security at the fair has been beefed up this year.  K9 dogs, usually seen at Mall of America, made their way through the fairgrounds last week to make sure all was clear.  Neil Throndsen and his dog, Chuck, join us!

8/30 Top 5 @ Four   Back To Top

Lindsey Brown and Kevin Doran from 5 Eyewitness News join Steve and Elizabeth for our extended half hour of fun.  Here are your Top 5 @ Four brought to you by Renewal by Andersen

8/30 Money Machine   Back To Top

Marisa Schroeder from Savage is the next contestant to try her luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine! 

Shrimp on a Stick   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, prepares a dish that he says will be the next great fair food!

Sound Exchange   Back To Top

The Sound Exchange has been performing for over three years.  Their sound, known as a capella, has been made popular with groups like Pentatonix and shows like Glee.  You can see The Sound Exchange perform in the Leinie Lodge at the State Fair Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM and on Thursday at 11:45 AM. 

Military Fashion   Back To Top

It’s Military Appreciation Day and Mall of America has fashion for the day.  Sara Rogers from Mall of America shows us the inspired looks.

8/30 Host Chat   Back To Top

It’s another day at the Minnesota State Fair!  Razzmatazz and sweet Violet from the Crayola Experience are here to tell us about a special deal!

Fair Favorite: Josie Smith   Back To Top

Sometimes we talk so much about the food at the fair that we forget the about some of the other parts of the fair.  Five Eyewitness News traffic reporter, Josie Smith loves to visit the Horse Barns.  The Horse Barn is located on the corner of Judson and Liggett.

Patio’ke Runner Up   Back To Top

Mikko from Minneapolis won our Patio’ke Contest Finals on Saturday, walking away with $1000.  Our runner up, Barry Travis, made his own impression on the judges and spectators.  We invited Barry to share his moves with us again.

8/29 Top 5 at Four   Back To Top

Lindsey Brown and Kevin Doran join Elizabeth and Steve for Twin Cities Live Fair at Four.  Here’s the latest from the Great Minnesota Get-Together…It’s our Top 5 at Four brought to you by Renewal by Anderson.  

8/29 Money Machine   Back To Top

Shannon Berg from Belle Plaine is the next contestant to try her luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!  

8/29 Hot Fair History   Back To Top

Emily is hanging out at Twin City Jacuzzi with some Hot Fair History!

Udder Showdown   Back To Top

Steve challenges Elizabeth to see who can milk a cow better in an Udder Showdown!  The Moo Booth at the fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary with activities and demonstrations throughout the Great Minnesota Get Together.  You’ll find it inside the Cattle Barn which is on Judson Avenue on the south end of the fairgrounds.

Winner of Patio’ke Competition   Back To Top

On Saturday, the finalists of our Patio’ke presented by Patio Town competition came out to compete for $1000!  The competition was tough and our winner took home the prize by only one point!  Mikko Bonilla from Minneapolis managed a perfect score from our judges with his performance of Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman.

Special Minnesota State Fair Beer and Food Pairings   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, is a State Fair junkie.  She comes every year, enters contests, and checks out all the new stuff.  There are quite a few things that you’ll find only at the State Fair.  That includes some wild and wacky beers!  Alice shares her picks for fair beer and food pairings!

8/29 Host Chat   Back To Top

We’re back out at the Great Minnesota Get Together!  All week we are playing Hot Summer Fun Fair Trivia presented by Mystic Lake!  

Fashions at the Fair   Back To Top

There is more to check out at the fair than new foods!  Now there are a lot of fashion options to pick from too.  We brought three fashion experts to pull together a winning look you can find at the fair.

Chase and Ovation   Back To Top

The world’s only Price tribute band that Prince sanctioned himself is here to help us celebrate Unite in Purple Day! Chase and Ovation perform.

Fair Food Favorite: Chris Egert   Back To Top

Five Eyewitness News Mornings anchor, Chris Egert took our cameras along for his morning meal at the fair.  His go is the breakfast burrito from The Mexican Hat located east of Chambers and south of the Grandstand.

Prince News   Back To Top

There is big news about Prince’s home, Paisley Park.  Tickets just went on sale to tour Paisley Park.  Tours begin October 6th to see Prince’s recording and mixing studios, rehearsal rooms, and the sound stage where he played private concerts.

8/26 TCL Fair at Four   Back To Top

The world’s only Prince tribute band that was sanctioned by Prince himself is here!  Chase and Ovation join Steve, Elizabeth, Kevin Doran, and Lindsey Brown.  And, the latest news from the Great Minnesota Get Together is counted down again!

8/26 Money Machine   Back To Top

Kim Pierson from Blaine is the next contestant to try her luck inside the Hiway Federal Credit Union Money Machine!