State Fair will provide free sunscreen at information booth dispensers

Free sunscreen will be available at the Minnesota State Fair this year for the first time.

SPF 30 Vanicream Sunscreen will be available in dispensers at each of the fair’s 11 information booths.

Vanicream, made by Pharmaceutical Specialties of Rochester, is hypo-allergenic; it is preservative-free, and suitable for all ages, fair officials said.

The sunscreen program is a partnership of the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Vanicream and the Minnesota State Fair. 

The Texas State Fair also offers free sunscreen and Miami Beach officials set up a free sunscreen program earlier this year, with 50 dispensers at public pools, parks and beach access points. Their brand: MB Miami Beach SPF 30 Triple Action Sea Kelp lotion.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Pat Berg on 07/23/2015 - 09:48 am.

    Good idea

    But I’m intrigued as to the rationale for the placement of this story in the “Political Agenda” section?

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