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MN State Fair goers have healthy options

The Minnesota State Fair is filled with all kinds of temptations. But fair goers have at least one healthy opportunity - a stop at Health Fair 11 at the Fair.


UPDATE:  More than 102,860 screenings and health connections were made at the Minnesota  State Fair by exhibitors in the Health Fair 11 at the Fair building.

If your business or organization is interested in being part of Health Fair 11 at the Fair 2020, send an email to healthfair@kare11.com.  Planning for our 20th year has already started!

The Minnesota State Fair is all about tradition. Fair goers have their must-eat foods, their tried-and-true route around the fairgrounds, their favorite mini-donuts vendor, and even their secret parking spot.  

For thousands of attendees, Health Fair 11 at the Fair is their healthy state fair tradition. This is the 19th year Health Fair 11 is offering a building filled with free and low-cost screenings and health education opportunities. Since first opening in 2001, more than one million screenings and health connections have been documented.

Get checked out (again)!

Nineteen organizations are joining forces to make Health Fair 11 at the Fair possible. Among the services offered: blood pressure checks, hearing assessments, blood typing, and memory-loss evaluations. Vision screenings are available for children six months to six years old. Fair goers can weigh themselves and pick up the official list of State Fair foods that are gluten-free. Health organizations will provide the newest information on celiac disease and living with food allergies. Flu shots are available for people ages three and older. New mothers will find private areas to use for nursing.

New this year
A new exhibit will draw attention to the importance of sharing love and compassion by making healthy social and emotional connections on social media outlets. On select days, fair goers can find people ready to answer questions about Minnesota’s medical cannabis program, living with pancreatic cancer, sickle cell anemia, or kidney disease.

Credit: Health Fair 11

Location, location, location
Health Fair 11 at the Fair is located in the Crossroads building at the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street. (map link)  The building is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

About Health Fair 11 

Health Fair 11 coordinates Health Fair 11 at the Fair. Health Fair 11 is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide health education and free or low-cost health screenings. Health Fair 11 operates with support from UCare and KARE 11 TV. Health Fair 11 is currently looking for additional sponsors and grant opportunities. Contact us at healthfair@kare11.com  Learn more about our organization and about other programs at www.HealthFair11.org .