What: Minnesota State Fair
When: Through Sept. 4
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul
Minnesota’s biggest blockbuster event kicks off on Thursday. Prepare with these resources:
Cornucopia of Fun
What: Corn Fest
When: Through Labor Day
Where: Valleyfair, 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee
There’s nothing corny about this corn-forward food menu, corn games like Corn Chucking and Corn Hole along with others, crafts for kids, live bands, line dancing, corn-eating contests, and other entertainment.
RenFest Weekends and Labor Day
What: Minnesota Renaissance Festival
When: Weekends through Oct. 1
Where: 3525 145th St. W., Shakopee
Parking concerns have been resolved, so the popular Minnesota Renaissance Festival is back for another season of 16th century European village life entertainment, starting this weekend and running through Oct. 1.
Decades of Laughs
What: Brave New Workshop’s “Cheaper Than Hamilton”
When: Through Nov. 4
Where: Dudley Riggs Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapoli
Brave New Workshop celebrates three score and five years of promiscuous hostility and positive neutrality with a retrospective of their most popular sketches and songs from past performances.