August 13, 2008 12:00 ET

Check It Out! A Good Dose of State Fair Fun!

Health Fair 11 at the Fair Offers a Different Kind of 'Fun' for Fairgoers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - Visiting the Minnesota State Fair doesn't have to be a complete day of decadence. Health Fair 11 invites fairgoers to spend part of their visit getting 'checked out' -- in a healthy way of course!

Health Fair 11 at the Fair is offering a variety of free or low-cost health screenings every day of the Great Minnesota Get Together®. Located in a building at the intersection of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street, fairgoers will find more than a dozen organizations providing health screenings. Diabetes (glucose) readings will be measured, blood pressures will be checked, blood will be typed, and vision & hearing will be screened. Experts will test bone densities and determine Body Mass Index levels. For the kids, our free bike helmet fitting and giveaway is returning!

New this year!

Who says video games are only for kids? New this year at Health Fair 11 at the Fair, people of all ages can try out the new Wii Fit® exercise system. While fairgoers are enjoying a free hands-on trial, physical therapists will explain how gaming systems can be used to improve health, fitness, and rehabilitation programs.

Is your iPod or MP3 player damaging your hearing? Also new for 2008 is the opportunity to check out the volume settings of portable listening devices. Experts at Health Fair 11 at the Fair will explain the long-term effects of those volume settings.

What do you really weigh? Can you handle the truth? Health Fair 11 at the Fair will have a weight scale certified by the Minnesota Department of Commerce (home to the Weights & Measures division.) We'll be keeping a running total of all the weight readings. By the end of the fair, we hope to weigh 1,500 tons of people!

A Minnesota State Fair tradition

Health Fair 11 at the Fair is back for its eighth year. Since first opening our doors in 2000, we've provided more than 210,000 health evaluations! The Minnesota State Fair runs August 21st through Labor Day. For a complete listing and description of the screenings available, visit

Health Fair 11 at the Fair is conveniently located in the East Crossroads Auditorium at the intersection of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street. The building is open daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Health Fair 11 at the Fair is made possible by Health Fair 11, a partnership of Cub Pharmacy, UCare, and KARE 11 TV.

Health Fair 11 is partnership among KARE 11 TV, Cub Pharmacy, and UCare. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to provide health care education, materials for consumers and free or low cost screenings to members of our community. Contact us at

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    Craig Hotvedt