The 2011 edition of the Minnesota State Fair opens on Thursday, August 25 and runs through Labor Day. It is the second biggest state fair in America. Only the Texas State Fair is bigger, measured by attendance.
As Minnesota stands on the brink of summer, the thoughts of Minnesotans turn to time off. Particularly in these tough economic times, the quest continues for fun and/or relaxing spots to visit that so not flatten one's wallet.