What to do in Minnesota: 6 things to do this weekend (Aug. 25-27)

FOX 9 has a photo booth at the Minnesota State Fair. (FOX 9)

As summer comes to a close, many local fairs and festivals are celebrating the last few weeks before the fall and back to school season.

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FOX 9 at the Fair

  • Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
  • Aug. 24 through Sept. 5
  • $15 admission

Stop by FOX 9's booth at the Fair! Located next to the Giant Slide, our booth features live tapings, games and giveaways, and more. Check out our daily newscasts, Good Day, the Jason Show, and a special taping of Enough Said at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Renaissance Fair

Being the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States, this festival draws fans from all over the country. Check out live entertainment, an artisan market, jousting, music, games, and more. Parking for this year's festival has changed. See the new options here.

Grape Stomp

Ready to get a little messy and have some fun? Participate in Round Lake Vineyards & Winery Grape Stomp. Along with a cathartic grape stomping experience, the Grape Stomp also offers live music, food and vendor specials. You can buy discounted tickets in advance at the vineyard’s website.

Corn Fest

  • ValleyFair, Shakopee
  • Aug. 26 -27
  • Free with park admission

Calling all corn fans! This new festival offers many different takes on the beloved vegetable from sweet to savory dishes. With extensive corn options, drinks and live music. You can even learn how to line dance at this fun-packed event. Located on the Valleyfair fairgrounds, there are many options for family friendly entertainment.

Stillwater Flea and Craft Market

  • Washington County Fairgrounds, Stillwater
  • Aug. 26-27
  • Free admission

Head to this market for over 200 vendors and crafters. Find antiques, household, furniture, garden art, clothing, tools, sports, jewelry, collectibles, vintage, food, arts and crafts, and more! Food vendors are also on-site if you're looking to grab a bite.

Dakota Sacred Hoop Walk

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
  • Ongoing event
  • Including with $15 admission to the Arboretum

This new augmented reality exhibit by Spirit Lake Dakota digital artist Marlena is being held in the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. With five stops around the grounds, the exhibit allows visitors to use their phones to view digital images and audio honoring Dakota history, connecting them to the cultural significance of the land. Access to the exhibit is included in the entrance fee.