ST PAUL, Minn — Editors note: The above video originally aired on KARE 11 on Aug. 13, 2021.
While KARE 11 will not be broadcasting full newscasts live from the Minnesota State Fair this year, you can still stop by for giveaways and lots of other events at the KARE 11 Barn.
Here's what's happening this year:
- Pick up your free KARE 11 and Affinity Plus water bottle, daily at 10:30 a.m.
- Watch live WeatherMinds workshops with KARE 11 Sunrise weathercaster Guy Brown, weekdays at 11 a.m. (Labor Day not included)
- Watch live segments and pick up a giveaway, weekdays at 4
- Try your hand at being a meteorologist at the KARE 11 & Advantage Construction WeatherMinds chroma wall
- Stay hydrated at the KARE 11 Free Water station
- Pick up your free commemorative 2021 State Fair penny at the KARE 11 penny press
- Pick up a free coloring page from the Twin Cities Marathon, weekends
- Enter for a chance to win a Kelly & Ryan prize pack, on Labor Day weekend
Last week, fair organizers announced that there won't be vaccine requirements, testing requirements or a mask mandate on the fairgrounds, although masks are highly encouraged indoors and outdoors in crowded settings, especially for people who aren't vaccinated.
Anyone eligible that wants to can get vaccinated at the state fair this year for free. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered the North End Event Center clinic for Minnesotans 12 and up.
In partnership with Health Fair 11, Cub Pharmacy will also be on site giving out free flu vaccinations.