Crews Make Final Touches for Minnesota State Fair

Updated: 08/18/2013 12:42 PM By: Cassie Hart

The countdown is on for the Great Minnesota Get Together and it's busy at the state fairgrounds.

The last six fairs combined have drawn more than 10 million people.
Getting the grounds ready is hard work. On Saturday, workers put finishing touches on rides at the mighty midway.

The fair starts Thursday Aug. 22 and runs through Labor Day.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and kids. Children ages 5 and under are free.
You can watch our newscasts live from the fair, starting the first day with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS midday at 11 a.m.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will be in the building at the corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street.