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The Great Minnesota Get Together starts Aug. 21

Entertainment at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair includes over 100 acts at eight free venues and a lineup of top stars at the Toyota Grandstand Concert Series. The Great Minnesota Get-Together also features over 450 food choices, along with hundreds of the nation's best agricultural, educational and commercial exhibits and attractions. The 2008 State Fair runs Thursday, Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

Entrance gate hours for the 2008 State Fair are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (gates close at 9 p.m. on Labor Day). The fairgrounds are open until midnight (10 p.m. on Labor Day). Regular admission to the fair is $11 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65 & over) and $8 for kids (5-12). Children (under 5) are always admitted free. Pre-fair discount admission tickets are available through Aug. 20 for $8 and are valid for any age, any day of the fair. Discount Mighty Midway and Kidway ride & game tickets are also available pre-fair at $10 for a sheet of 20 tickets. During the fair, ride & game tickets will be 75 cents each, $20 per sheet of 30 tickets or $30 per sheet of 50 tickets.

All pre-fair discount tickets are available at the State Fair box office and participating Cub Foods Stores, as well as numerous locations in greater Minnesota through Aug. 20.