ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair presented awards to 13 of the very best of the State Fair’s 1,200 commercial exhibits, concessions, attractions and food vendors at the 2017 Great Minnesota Get-Together. In a ceremony held at 10 a.m. Thursday on the International Bazaar Stage, State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer presented Best Awards to the following:
Air Maxx (ride located at Mighty Midway)
American Craftsmen (located in the Grandstand, upper level, north wall)
Balloon Pop Water Race (game located at Mighty Midway)
Chan’s Chicken on-a-Stick (located on the south side of Judson Ave. between Nelson & Underwood streets)
Driven to Discover (located on the west side of Cosgrove St. between Wright & Dan Patch avenues, north of the Home Improvement Building)
Great Big Wheel (located on the southwest corner of Randall Avenue and Cooper Street, across from Family Fair at Baldwin Park.
Katie’s Sweet Tea (located at Mighty Midway)
LuLu’s Public House (located at West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater)
MakeShift Accessories (located at West End Market, southeast section)
Quesadilla Junction (located on the east side of Underwood St. between Murphy Ave. & Lee Ave.)
Sota Clothing (located on the east side of Cooper St. between Lee & Randall avenues, at The North Woods)
Twin City Jacuzzi (located on the east side of Cooper St. between Murphy & Lee avenues)
Wacky Shack Kiddie Fun House (ride located at Kidway)
State Fair building superintendents and other State Fair organizers nominated exhibitors, vendors and concessionaires for the “2017 Best Awards.” A committee then reviewed nominations and selected 13 winners who exemplify the following characteristics:
Provide exceptional, efficient customer service and an outstanding experience for fair guests
Knowledgeable staff with positive attitudes who are courteous, thoughtful and professional
An amazing visual presentation and positive image
Present a premium quality product/service
Offer great value
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting 1.9 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2017 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4.
— Minnesota State Fair
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