Getting in on the excitement of the Minnesota State Fair doesn’t have to break the bank.

“There are a ton of ways to come to the fair and actually not spend any money.”

Fair spokesperson Danielle Dullinger says there are plenty of opportunities for free fun to keep in mind as you plan your own trip to the fair over the next two weeks.

“We do have 900 free live shows that take place on a number of stages. In addition we have the daily parade at two pm.”

Dullinger says other popular free options include the fair horse show and fine arts competition. The fair runs now through Labor Day, September 6th.