Fans vote for their favorite Minnesota State Fair vendors

Photos By: 
Jeff Rutherford

Minnesota State Fair fans chose their favorites in the Great Minnesota Get-Together's third People's Choice Awards. In a ceremony held on Aug. 28 at the International Bazaar Stage, State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer presented the following awards honoring fairgoers' favorite vendors.

Best Food or Beverage: The Sandwich Stop

Best Attraction: Foci – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (glass blowing demonstrations at West End Market)

Best Value: Minnesota Apples

Best Customer Service: Railroad Art by John Cartwright

Best Product or Service: Borgert Products Inc. (concrete pavers, stones, retaining walls, fireplaces, outdoor ovens, and fountain kits for outdoor living spaces)

The awards program began in 2012 with the goal of recognizing outstanding vendors, while allowing fairgoers to determine the best of the best. During the first five days of the State Fair, visitors were invited to nominate their favorites in these five categories at any information booth, according to the State Fair.

The 2014 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

(Above) Minnesota Apples was voted Best Value by Minnesota State Fair fans. (Photo courtesy State Fair)


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