Minnesota State Fair Bingo

The Minnesota State Fair starts next week, and it’s kind of a big deal around here.

State Fair Banner

There are 3 things I absolutely love about our state fair:

The Tradition

We go every year. We visit the same booths, we eat our same favorite foods, and we always have a great time. Sure, there’s always new stuff to check out and new foods to try, but we still make our regular rounds. And we ALWAYS take home at least two buckets of Sweet Martha’s Cookies.

The Food

Speaking of the food, omg, our fair has the BEST food. The two big things are deep-fried stuff and stuff on a stick. There are deep-fried candy bars on a stick, deep-fried alligator on a stick, and even ostrich on a stick. One year when I was in high school, our school had a booth and we gave out poetry on a stick. Fun times.

I was even inspired to do my own crazy deep-fried experiment at home: Deep Fried Kool-Aid. Turns out it’s super dangerous when Kool-aid explodes in the deep fryer, just in case you were wondering.

The Fun

A few years ago, a friend forwarded me State Fair Bingo Cards. This isn’t your normal casino bingo or school bingo. It’s so much better than that.

State Fair Bingo

I’ll admit, I’ve never seen a sheep in spandex, but I have see the rest of them. Plus, there are tons of other bingo cards you can download and print off so you can play with a group. I remember one year we went with a group of friends and raced to see who could get Bingo first. The camel toe was the worst – some things just don’t need to be seen.

Are You Going To The State Fair This Year?



  1. I miss the MN State Fair! I keep telling hubby that one year we’ll go home for the State Fair. AZ’s State Fair sucks compared to the MN fair. It’s a disgrace!

  2. Toni Porter says:

    Oh, I wish! But my budget won’t allow me this year. Come to think of it, I’ve haven’t been to the fair in four (!?) years because of that tight budget.

  3. i have not attended a fair like this, i am looking forward to join one 🙂

  4. Wow your fair looks fun! I have not been to a state fair in years and years. I have moved states 3 times in the past 4 years so that could be why. I would love to try to go soon.. i love to get funnel cake and browse all the neat booths!

  5. The Central State Fair is going on in South Dakota right now! We’re hoping to take the kiddos tomorrow night—so much fun!! 🙂

  6. Great looking Fair,only wish i could go.

  7. I would love to go to a fair like this.

  8. Jayde Ann Shrew says:

    Love the Minnesota State fair bingo card. lol. I live there and wish the fair was in my budget this year! J Wresh

  9. In Australia we call them “Shows”. Recently we went to the Sarina Show for the very first time (near Mackay QLD)and had a blast! There was so much yummy food, and so much to see/do.
    Our boys had a blast!
    Love the t-shirt 🙂

  10. We do our state fairs every year, and everyone loves the special fair food and the exhibits.

  11. Alecia H. says:

    I have not been to the state fair in forever. The bingo sounds like a lot of fun for sure!

  12. Love the idea of the game! Never thought of anything like that but sounds fun. We are playing on going to our state fair next year. Maybe we will do something like this for the family!

  13. Thomas Murphy says:

    I wish I was going, looks fun

  14. Chelsea Saulpaugh says:

    I just went to our local fair and had SO much fun. I especially loved hanging out with the weird looking chickens. haha

  15. I have always loved going to the fair. I love all the exhibits and the rides.

  16. Cathie Shane says:

    I have never been to the Minnesota State Fair, but it sounds awesome. I would love to go one day and play the bingo.

  17. Amy Orvin says:

    That looks like a fun place to go. I love the fair!

  18. I love this idea of bingo. How funny and fun!

  19. Judy Bradley says:

    I am originally from Iowa and they have great state fairs too. I think my one sister basically lives there once it starts! I enjoy the fair, but I don’t like heat and it was too hot this year. I live in FL now and our fair is in Feb which is great – usually just right, but very small compared to the Iowa fair – still lots of good food though!

  20. We did go to the Indiana state fair this year! I wish I had gotten some of those bingo cards before we went though! That would have been hysterical! There were about 15 of us that went so it would have been great to see who got bingo first! We are all really competitive!

  21. It has been such a long time since I went to a fair! Nice to know that these kinds of traditions continue.

  22. Fair food is the best! My favorite is the fresh lemonade and french fries…yummmm. Your fair sounds awesome!

  23. Robert Pyszk says:

    I love bingo , it’s relaxing

  24. I love a fair like this one! It’s always so FUN!!

  25. Aww, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the cards! My own personal bingo would be to see someone else play when I’m at the fair. I would have been thrilled to see your group. 🙂 Seriously, I think I would have embarrassed myself with glee. Did you guys have any house rules or a prize or anything? Oh yah and protip: you’ll find the sheep in the spandex jackets in the sheep barn. Some of them will be wearing “show coats” to keep their wool clean before going in the ring to be judged.

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