Minnesota State Fair visitors are encouraged to visit the newly renovated Oink Booth in the pig barn. This popular destination will be upgraded to include a children’s area featuring a coloring area, tattoos, a concrete pig that kids can draw on and pig ears that can be worn proudly around the fair. Videos, featuring the Dahl family from Dawson and the Bode family from Courtland, will be played throughout the day to provide visitors a chance to see a modern day pig farm.
One of the most exciting elements of the booth will be the addition of a virtual farmer. Eric Hugoson, a pork producer from Granada, is able to share his experiences with visitors through new technology that allows people to feel like they are interacting with a live person. To see this technology first hand visit www.mnpork.com.
Besides the Oink Booth, fairgoers can see pork cooking demonstrations at the Creative Building at 9 A.M., 11 A.M., 1 P.M. and 3 P.M. on August 28. Delicious pork recipes and pork handouts will be available at the Pork Promotion Booth in the Dairy Building. Please stop by and visit with pork producers and learn more about how to prepare pork.