Minnesota Department of Transportation

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MnDOT at the Minnesota State Fair

MnDOT at the fair

Where to find us

The MnDOT booth (PDF) is in the Education Building, 1372 Cosgrove Street. The building sits between the Fine Arts Center and the Creative Activities Building.

About our display

Our display this year celebrates 60 years of the interstate highway system, and also:

  • Describes the way Minnesota's transportation system is vital to keeping us connected and fostering economic growth
  • Showcases the Hwy 53 relocation project between Eveleth and Virginia
  • Highlights the need for a comprehensive transportation plan and transportation funding

MnDOT 2016 state fair display, celebrating 60 years of the interestate highway system and the need for infrastructure funding


Watch for a MnDOT snowplow and the Minnesota GO mobile in the fair's 2 p.m. parade on Monday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 1. Plus, ready your cameras and take photos with MnDOT's favorite retro figure, "Work Zone Charlie Brown." Share your selfies by using the hashtag, #MnDOTattheFair.

Work Zone Charlie Brown


We'll be handing out State Highway Maps like we do every year, but feel free to grab yours and other special interest maps from our website anytime. We're also participating at the Eco Experience exhibit in the Progress Center on Randall Ave, where staff will hand out state bicycle maps.