SOURCE: Minnesota Health Fairs Inc.

Minnesota Health Fairs Inc.

August 21, 2015 17:12 ET

Celebrating 15 Years of Healthy Fair Fun

Health Fair 11 at the Fair Becomes the Healthy Fair Tradition!

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN--(Marketwired - August 21, 2015) - Health Fair 11 at the Fair celebrates a milestone during this year's Minnesota State Fair. 2015 will be Health Fair 11's fifteenth year of offering free or low-cost health checks to fairgoers. More than 766,000 screenings have been documented since first opening its doors to back in 2001!

Get checked out (again)!

Like the Grandstand, barns, and Midway, Health Fair 11 at the Fair has become a fixture at the Minnesota State Fair. This year, fairgoers will find a wide variety of screenings and health resources available under one roof.

More than a dozen organizations are joining forces inside the Health Fair 11 at the Fair building to provide blood pressure checks, glucose readings, blood typing, hearing assessments, and even flu vaccinations for the whole family. Medical professionals will offer hands-on CPR training, poison prevention education, and stroke awareness information. There will be opportunities for face-to-face consultations with the people behind Minnesota's MNsure program. Health insurance enrollment and eligibility screening will also be available onsite.

Fairgoers can pick up an extensive list of gluten-free foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. Information on food allergies will also be available. Finally, fairgoers will find a place to rest and relax while recharging their mobile devices on three available charging stations with comfy chairs positioned alongside.

New this year

Learn about Minnesota's Newborn Screening Program and take part in the cute baby photo contest.

A new feature film about living with Alzheimer's makes its debut during Health Fair 11 at the Fair. "His Neighbor Phil" was filmed in Zumbrota, Minnesota and features a cast of national and local actors, some of whom will be stopping by to sign autographs.

Location, location, location

Health Fair 11 at the Fair is located in the Crossroads building at the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street. The building is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit is made possible by Health Fair 11, a non-profit organization, and its sponsors UCare, Hennepin County Medical Center, and KARE 11. Learn more at www.HealthFair11.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Craig Hotvedt
    763-797-7299 - office
    651-632-2711 - fair time