FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Great Minnesota Gathering brings visitors and vendors from all over the state. But it is actually an international issue.
We wanted to know where fairs travel from? Good question. Our own Jeff Wagner learned that sweet treats and quirky items have roots around the world.
There are many fish in the sea of people flowing through the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, most of whom call this state home. But with tens of thousands – sometimes hundreds of thousands – lining up for food and learning about livestock, they can’t all be local.
In 2019, tickets were sold in all 50 states and nearly 30 countries, including Canada, France, India, Japan and more.
Carmel Dyer and her delicious fries hail from Australia, but now she calls California her home.
“The Minnesota State Fair is probably the number one fair in the country,” Dyer said.
Georgia resident Kim Underwood has been selling custom rings at the fair for 14 years.
“A lot of us travel a long distance to come here because it’s amazing,” Underwood said
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