Sunday, March 20th: Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair
The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn)
3-7pm
Free

As part of The Bell House’s ongoing series of State Fairs, the Minnesota State Fair Affair is bringing the joys and memories of The Great Minnesota Get-Together to Brooklyn in a Sunday gathering of nostalgia and fun. The Minnesota State Fair is often regarded as one of the largest and most well attended state fairs in the country. This “re-creation” will feature Minnesota’s brother-sister comedy duo John and Molly Knefel, Radio Happy Hour host Sam Osterhout, and music by DJ Cherry Spoon (aka Anne Szustek). Fair goers will enjoy a variety of imported Minnesota beers and will be well fed by the renowned Mexicue food truck (Minnesota owned) which will be offering ‘Mid-wexican’ cuisine to complement Minnesota-owned Cake & Shake food truck’s traditional state fair treats.

The event will also feature a very special appearance by Minnesota Senator Al Franken who will be judging the food-on-a-stick competition and sharing his reflections of growing up in Minnesota and his memories of the Minnesota State Fair. Sen. Franken, a former comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host, was elected to the Senate in 2008 as a member of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) Party from Minnesota.