Minnesota State Fair
The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn)
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.