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Sober State Fair: Why you can’t buy liquor on the fairgrounds

The prohibition dates back to laws passed by the legilsature in 1894.

The state legislature may be in recess but that doesn’t mean their influence isn’t felt at the Minnesota State Fair, and no, not just in the intense politicking going on at the campaigns’ booths. Ever notice that you can’t buy hard liquor at the Fair? You’ve got the 1894 Minnesota legislature to thank. (Don’t worry, beer and wine sales are still okay.)