Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is synonymous with butter sculptures, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand and the Dairy Goodness Bar, all sponsored by dairy producers through Midwest Dairy Association. As a top fair concession, the venture generates not only additional funds for supporting education efforts on the grounds like the Moo Booth and Miracle of Birth, but also draws media attention. When Princess Kay is crowned the night before the fair opens, everyone knows the fun is about to begin.
29th Annual Minnesota State Fair 5K Milk Run Blends Healthy Activity with a Celebration of Minnesota’s Dairy Industry Aug. 25Many people don’t put “healthy” and “Minnesota State Fair” in the same sentence, but that can’t be said of the 1,500 runners who’ll be participating in the 29th annual 5K Milk Run on Sunday morning, August 25 (7:45 a.m.; Blue Ribbon Picnic Area).
Princess Kay of the Milky Way
The young woman who serves as Minnesota's dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago.