The Hype with the Minnesota State Fair By Charissa Echavez | Aug 31, 2015 06:34 PM EDT The Minnesota State Fair was opened on August 27, 2015 at 6 am. The fair started off with a good weather and is expected to be through the weekend. The annual fair that is currently the largest state fair in the U.S. by daily population has maintained its slogan, "The Great Minnesota Get-Together" as it brings together people from different ages, from all over the state and the country. This year will also mark the Centennial Celebration of Ye Old Mill, one of the fair's staple and popular rides that debuted in 1915. You could pretty much say that the fair will be spectacular and hopes to surpass last year's record of attendance in one day of 252,092 just on August 30, 2014. The state fair is expected to run for 12 days and would end on Labor Day on September 7. This year fairgoers would expect a variety of talents that would be showcased throughout the fair. Aside from the usual attractions such as the 4H or the livestock fair, the rides and the food, the State Fair's Fine Arts Talent show, bands such as Def Leppard and Styx are playing sold out shows and the Hmong Minnesota day on the September 7. The Ye Old Mill also celebrates its 100th year, being the oldest State fair Concession owned and operated by the same family The 4H livestock fair has the showcase of beef, cattle and a lot more, except live poultry. However, the organizers have banned the Live Poultry because of the Avian Flu. People, especially children still find creative ways to showcase them and all that they've learned about it from school. And the most awaited Princess Kay of the Milky Way which will feature a girl that will reign for a year and be an ambassador of the Minnesota's dairy farm families top the consumers. This year's 62nd Princess is college student Kyla Mauk, 19 from Lake Howard, Minn., A lot of attendees were regular goers since they were young, as the fair has already opened its gates to generations of families since its opening in 1859. You can now purchase tickets online.