The Minnesota State Fair App is the official virtual guide to finding your way around the Fair. It features our popular Food Finder and Merch Search tools along with the Fun Finder including entertainment and event schedule information.
Twelve Days of Fun Ending Labor Day! The Minnesota State Fair is one of the nation's largest and best-attended agricultural and educational entertainment events, in recent years attracting over 1.7 million people annually from across Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada. This 12-day exposition is held each year on a 360-acre permanent fairgrounds situated midway between the downtown areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Database migration fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Fairly terrible app
The navigation and design of this app makes NO sense! Navigation first: swiping to go back one screen doesn’t work; you have to click the “back” in the upper left corner, which is challenging if you have a larger iPhone and are trying to navigate while walking through the crowd with food in your hands. The home screen is useless: once it’s asked you whether you want to update to the most recent info, it displays nothing and takes up a spot in the navigation icons. Why are there no bubble categories to click through to get to subcategories? An alphabetical list as the only option?! C’mon it’s 2018! There is no universal search function, you have to select a main category (denoted by arbitrary and—in one case—vague icons), and if what you’re looking for isn’t in that category, then your search just won’t return any hits. The background is unnecessarily busy. This is just a terrible app and has been for years! I’m glad there’s location awareness now, but even that doesn’t update in real time. Let’s do better for next year, please.
Pretty good overall
It’s nice that it has location awareness on a map so it is easy to get around. Also not sure if this is new for 2018 but the map now pins what you star so you can easily see where they are which is really nice.
It would be great if there could be an option to tag or group places .. that way for those of us who star where we would like to visit could have a quick tag or note as to what we would like to get from there. Maybe this would be shown when you tap on the pin on the map. Or maybe color coding a pin based off what you want from there (breakfast item, beer, etc).
Otherwise it’s great. I don’t know why there’s a lot of negative reviews. Maybe people can’t work their phones that well?
Although this app could use a couple improvements, it definitely deserves a better rating than 3 stars! The app was such a life saver it tracked your location on the app. You can pin certain places you want to go and get there with the GPS. You can also browse all of the food and activities. You can even look for food based on what’s in the coupon book! The only annoying thing was the gps would sometimes get stuck or you’d have to refresh it but other than that I would of been walking aimlessly for hours without this! Will definitely download again next year. Would totally recommend for first timers or teenagers going alone with friends.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.