Friday, August 31, 2018

8/31 Fair Insider   ...More

If you're making a trip to the State Fair this weekend, Twin Cities Live's Fair Insider, Mike Marcotte, shares the three brochures you need to get, along with which day is the least busy.

Home Decor Finds at the Fair   ...More

Professional Interior Designer and Elizabeth's mom, Susie Ries, scouted the Minnesota State Fair to find her favorite home decor finds!

Rainbow Kabobs with Cilantro Sauce and Cooked Perfect Meatballs   ...More

Dining with Alice, Alice Seuffert stopped by to share unique dinner recipes using Cooked Perfect Meatballs.

What’s Hot at the Fair with Twin City Jacuzzi   ...More

Get ready to sing loud with your friends and maybe some new friends. The Giant Sing Along at the Minnesota State Fair has a brand new location this year. It’s just north of Lee Avenue between Underwood and Cooper Streets. The Giant Sing Along is a ton of fun for folks who want to sing in a one of a kind experience. It’s karaoke style with a large screen that has the lyrics on display. Everyone is welcome. That means, good and bad singers! It’s all about the fun.

Horse Barn at the Minnesota State Fair   ...More

Elizabeth Ries and Kevin Doran headed to the Horse Barn at the Minnesota State Fair. 

8/31 Rockstar Row   ...More

Folks from the Alzheimer's Association join us in our Rockstar Row to tell us all about the upcoming event, "Walk to End Alzheimer's."

Buckets and Tap Shoes at the MN State Fair   ...More

If you think your feet are tired from walking around the fair, you don’t have anything on performers out at the MN State Fair! Especially the group Buckets and Tap Shoes. Their feet are literally their instruments! The group has a two-night run at the West End Market on the Fairgrounds, but they stopped by the 5 Eyewitness News Building to give us a preview!

Sweet Martha Tries Fair Food  

Sweet Martha’s Cookies is celebrating 40 years of chocolate chip goodness at the Minnesota State Fair. It’s certainly the busiest time of year for Sweet Martha herself. And Elizabeth learned that because Martha is so busy, there are a few can’t-miss Fair foods that she’s never tried. Elizabeth and Martha hit the fairgrounds and discover some new favorites!

Dance with us America Performs at the State Fair!   ...More

The dancers from Edina's Dance with us America performed for our live audience at the Minnesota State Fair! They've turned out national champions and their work has been featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars"! They'll be performing at the 5 Eyewitness News building this Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.!

For more info about Dance with us America, including how to take lessons, click here.

Kat Perkins Performs at the State Fair!   ...More

"The Voice" finalist and Minnesota's own Kat Perkins performed at the Minnesota State Fair! She's opening for Hairball at the Grandstand on Saturday, September 1st, 2018.  For more about Kat Perkins, including information on her upcoming tour with Roger Fisher of the band Heart, click here

8/31 3PM Host Chat   ...More

Inspired by a Mental Floss article about how goats like people who smile at them, we brought Steve and Elizabeth a baby goat to smile at for our show at the Minnesota State Fair!

8/31 4PM Host Chat ...More

Steve and Elizabeth are joined by Lindsey Brown and Kevin Doran from 5 Eyewitness News to talk about a new study that wants to pay people in California to eat avocados and a New York Times article about our State Fair.