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Just in time for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the Minnesota Digital Library has developed a scavenger hunt for fans of the state fair and Minnesota history. It is designed for both online and in-person exploration.

State Fair exhibit room displaying food and other articles from Lincoln County

Experience Minnesota State Fair history using the Minnesota Digital Library’s new scavenger hunt! Think like a historian and search our website at for as many fair images as you can. Get inspiration from the fair themes and pictures of fairs from the past that are highlighted on the scavenger hunt.

If you’re planning to go to the fair in person, search for today’s versions of these historic images and share them on social media using the hashtag #MDLStateFair. We will reshare our favorites!

You can also pick up a printed copy of our scavenger hunt at the TPT booth on September 1-3. Explore fair history in person or experience it at home—the choice is yours!


Written by

Stephanie Hess
Digital Curator, Minnesota Digital Library
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