The Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair

The Alphabet Forest is an absolute must see attraction at the Minnesota State Fair! Laidback and fun, the this exhibit  is perfect fun for the whole family!

While visiting the fair don't forget to stop by the Alphabet ForestDebra Frasier, author of eight children’s picture books, is proud to be from Minnesota. She loves the State Fair, too!  She wrote and illustrated an alphabet book based on her trips to the Minnesota State Fair. So it seems appropriate that she will be at the Minnesota State Fair bringing the Alphabet Forest to you.

The Alphabet Forest is open in Baldwin Park each day of the fair (Aug. 22 – Sept. 2, 2019) from 9:00 am-8:00 pm.

This is an extremely laidback activity, and it’s in the most shaded spot of the entire fair (hence the name Alphabet Forest).

  • Take pictures with Fair Letters
  • Create alphabet Ferris wheels
  • Add your fair words to the Fair Dictionary
  • Participate in the Fabulous Forest Alphabet: The Game
  • Meet real life authors at the Blue Ribbon Homegrown Author Showcase.

Local Author Debra Frasier - Alphabet Forest

Meet Local Authors at the Alphabet Forest

Minnesota author Debra Frasier will be at the Alphabet Forest from 10:00 am-6:00 pm during the fair (have I mentioned it is Aug. 22 –  Sept. 2, 2019).  Each day another Minnesota (or western Wisconsin) author will join her. You can see the 2018 schedule below for an example. We’ll add the 2019 line up when it is released..

2018 Blue Ribbon Author Schedule
Aug. 23: Tracy Nelson Maurer
Aug. 24: Megan Maynor
Aug. 25: David LaRochelle
Aug. 26: Margi Preus & David Geister
Aug. 27: Daniel Bernstrom
Aug. 28: Trisha Speed Shaskan & Stephen Shaskan
Aug. 29: Karen Ritz
Aug. 30: Elizabeth Verdick
Aug. 31: C.M. Surrisi
Sept. 1: Brenda J. Child & Jonathan Thunder
Sept. 2: Mélina Mangal
Sept. 3: Nancy Bo Flood


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43 thoughts on “The Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair”

  1. Best advice as parents: take a digital picture of your kids before you go to the fair. Then, if they get lost you will have a current photo of them. Thank goodness we have never had to use the photos.

  2. My favorite fair memory is going one year while in college with some friends and going on the water bumper cars. We all walked around the rest of the evening with wet bums!

  3. Best fair advice I ever was given was go to the fair with a group of people and share lots of different types of foods.

  4. The best fair advice for moms with little kids is to visit the nursing/changing room on the north side near the eco building. Tons of fans, chairs, changing tables, diapers, wipes etc!

  5. Favorite fair memory was trying to combat the nausea of being 8 weeks pregnant while not letting up to my parents we were with because we hadn’t announced yet!

  6. Best Fair Advice ever received – Bring in a water bottle to refill throughout the day, this way we stay hydrated and save money to be used on all the yummy fair food:)

  7. Favorite fair memory – just being with my family and having fun walking around the fairgrounds. My mother-in-law lives a few blocks from the main gates, so we are able to spend time at the fair, then go home to rest, then go back to the fair, then go home to rest, etc:) I also really enjoyed watching my son’s reaction the first time he saw the robot guy walking around:)

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