The Minnesota State Fair is months away, and yet excitement is building already! The Great Minnesota Get-Together lasts for 12 days, and during that time the grandstands boast some major names including Don Henley, the Dixie Chicks, the Happy Together Tour, Bonnie Raitt and more. But if you can't make the grandstand shows, there is no shortage of other entertainment. In fact, the free entertainment lineup at the Minnesota State Fair is filled with 900 shows.

Some of the free concerts include G. Love & Special Sauce, Marty Stuart, War, Tonic Sol-fa and High Valley. Also performing will be The Railers, The Last Bandoleros, Pert' Near Sandstone, Maiden Dixie, Salsa del Soul, and GB Leighton. Fans of polka, oldies, bluegrass and big band should plan to check out The Ramberg Senior Center Stage.

Additional free entertainment includes the Timberworks Lumberjack Show, Karaoke in The Garden, Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show and the Minnesota State Fair Horse Show.

Drawing in more than 1.8 million visitors each year, the Minnesota State Fair has something for everyone! For specific times and more information, visit