Make TCL part of your State Fair experience! Be in the audience at the Minnesota State Fair for Twin Cities Live from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS building near the grandstand on Chambers Street.

For the second year in a row, Twin Cities Live is bringing you more food, fashion and fun with an additional half hour!  During TCL's Fair at Four Steve Patterson will be joined by Lindsey Brown, Kevin Doran and Dave Dahl from 5 Eyewitness News.

State Fair Map
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TCL booth location

State Fair Lineup

Thursday, August 24 – Food Network Star Paula Dean

Friday, August 25 - The Voice Finalist Kat Perkins, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Food Critic Steph March

Monday, August 28 - Patio'ke Winner Performs with Hurricane Karaoke 

Tuesday, August 29 - Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch

Wednesday, August 30 - Minnesota Monthly Food Critic Joy Summers

Thursday, August 31 - Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson

Friday, September 1 - Colorful Crafts with Crayola Experience

TCL Pre-Party! Weekdays at 1:00pm
Come early to meet your favorite TCL guests

Thursday, August 24 - Entertaining 101 with Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy Ted Farrell

Friday, August 25 - Live Readings with Twin Cities Live's Psychic Jodi Livon

Monday, August 28 - Sing with Hurricane Karaoke!

Tuesday, August 29 - Beauty Tricks with Twin Cities Live's Makeup Artist Julie Martin

Wednesday, August 30 - Barry Williams Meet & Greet

Thursday, August 31 - Baking Demo with Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson

Friday, September 1 - Crayola Experience Kid's Craft Demo

TCL Money Machine presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union
Sign up for your chance to win up to $500 in the TCL Money Machine presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union LIVE at the Minnesota State Fair! Click here for details.

TCL booth location


Patio'ke Finals presented by Patio Town
Join us on Saturday, August 26th on the Twin Cities Live stage at the 5 Eyewitness News Building at the Minnesota State Fair as the eight finalists compete for $1000 and the chance to sing LIVE on Twin Cities Live!

Twin Cities Idol
The hit show "American Idol" is coming this spring 2018 to ABC 5 Eyewitness News. You can win a chance to participate in our Twin Cities Idol competition! Five lucky winners will sing their way to a Front of the Line Pass at the Chicago auditions on September 11, 2017. Plus one lucky winner will win a Silver Ticket for a chance to sing for the producers at the "American Idol" second round competition at an upcoming host city! Click here for full details!


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.