2009 was one of the Driest Minnesota State Fairs on Record
Persistent high pressure over the eastern half of the United States enabled balmy skies, mild temperatures and little rain for the end of August and the first week of September over the Twin Cities. Thus 2009 was one of the driest Minnesota State Fair on record with .08 inches precipitation during the 12 day run from August 27 to September 7. The driest fair on record is 2003 with .02 (two-hundredths) of an inch of precipitation. Another dry fair was 1968 with .08 inches of precipitation. The wettest Minnesota State Fair on record is 1977 with 9.48 inches during the length of the fair.