5 Minnesota-made shops at the State FairSeptember 20 2014 Written by Shawn Carling
by Allison Kaplan, senior shopping & style editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Food gets more attention, but between eating things on sticks, there's a lot of shopping to do at the Minnesota State Fair—and it goes way beyond magic mops and yard sticks. Here are some cool Minnesota-made things you can buy at the Fair —including several new products.
Machine Age Lamps — New this year. Steampunk art light fixtures designed from salvaged early American factory parts and made in Lakeville. Find them in the new West End Market. http://machineagelamps.com/
MakeShift Accessories — Also new this year, Devin Johnson of Northfield makes everything from cuff bracelets and pendant necklaces to money clips and chess boards. Every piece is handmade with 100 percent salvaged and up-cycled materials. West End Market. http://www.makeshiftaccessories.com/
Faerie House – Bell Barr of Edina has been hand making whimsical ceramic houses for indoor or garden for 16 years, but this is her first time selling at the Fair. East side of Cooper, between Randall and Wright. www.faeriehouse.com
Minnesota Local Brew – Straight out of their shop at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, this local retailer offers hats, shirts, drink ware and more from Minnesota brewers, including Surly Brewing co. Summit Brewing Co., and Finnegans. Corner of Carnes Ave. and Underwood St.
L'Paige Lipstick – Locally made, long-lasting lipstick and other cosmetics, now in its 22nd year at the Fair. Upper Grandstand. https://lpaige.com