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MNCDHH, Accessibility, & Legislators

8/12/2019 9:34:31 AM

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The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing will be at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, August 26, 2019, and on Thursday, August 29th, 2019.

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon (OSS)

Jessalyn Akerman-Frank and Sarah Arana are signed up to staff the SOS booth on Monday, August 26 at the Lower Grandstand. They will be there from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be glad to chat about voting and being civically engaged!

Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD)

Find us on Thursday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Education Building at MCD’s booth. Maddy Schopf and Dalena Nguyen will be at the booth from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jessalyn Akerman-Frank and Lloyd Ballinger will be working from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Anne Sittner Anderson and Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash will be there from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by MCD's booth to chat with us. We’d love to see you there!


The Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all its guests. Please visit the Minnesota State Fair’s webpage for more information on accessibility. Some of the resources available are:

  • During the fair, ASL interpreters are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Inquire about this free service at 651-288-4448 or stop by the Admin Too Building on Cosgrove Street. Special requests will be accommodated based on interpreter availability. (This means if you want an interpreter when you are visiting booths or other events that do not have a scheduled interpreter, call the number or stop by their booths to schedule this. We recommend calling ahead.)
  • Assistive Listening Devices are available free for use during Grandstand shows. Receivers and headsets are available from the guest services desk on the east side of the Grandstand Plaza. A valid driver's license or state ID and a credit card are required for a deposit. 
  • A printable accessibility guide (PDF) includes a fair map, more information on special services, and accommodations for guests with disabilities.

Find it at the Fair: Booths

Visit Legislators and Voting Resources

The Minnesota State Senate – Education Building, in the building on the east wall.

  • The Minnesota House of Representatives – Education Building, along the east wall. The House’s state fair poll, that lets fair goers give their opinions on a variety of legislative issues, will be available in Braille for the first time at the booth.
  • FairVote Minnesota – Education Building, north center section.
  • U.S. Senator Tina Smith – West side of Underwood St. between Dan Patch Ave. and Carnes Ave.
  • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar – North side of Judson Ave. between Nelson St. and Underwood St.
  • Minnesota Public Radio – Live broadcast of a political discussion with Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Jim Newberger. August 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. North side of Judson Ave. between Nelson St. and Underwood St.
  • Dean Phillips for Congress – East side of Cooper St. between Wright Ave. and Dan Patch Ave.

Visit your Political Party

  • The Independence Party of Minnesota – Dan Patch Ave. just off the corner of Underwood Street and next to the “Big Fat Bacon” booth.
  • The Libertarian Party of Minnesota – West side of Nelson St. between Carnes Ave. and Judson Ave., adjacent to the DNR Music Stage.
  • Minnesota Democratic Famer Labor Party – On the corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Cooper Street.
  • Republican Party of Minnesota – South side of Carnes Ave. between Nelson Street and Underwood Street.
  • The Green Party of Minnesota – Is not participating in the fair this year, they will not have a booth.

Visit your Government Agency

  • Minnesota State Council on Disability – Education Building, north aisle.
  • Minnesota Secretary of State – The Lower Grandstand, north center section in spaces 84 and 85.
  • Minnesota Board of Aging – Education Building, in the back right corner.
  • Minnesota Department of Education - Education Building, southwest corner.
  • Minnesota Department of Health - two locations! 1) Randall Ave. in the Progress Center and 2) in the Education Building, east wall.
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Dept. of Natural Resources Building, between Carnes & Judson avenues & Clough & Nelson streets.
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue - Education Building, southeast section.
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation - tow locations! 1) Randall ave, in the Progress Center and 2) Education Building, southeast corner.
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Education Building, just inside the main entrance.
  • Minnesota IT Services - Education Building, southeast section
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Randall Ave, in the Progress Center

Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Related Booths

  • Minnesota Lions Eye Bank & Hearing - Education Building, center aisle section
  • Minnesota Health Fairs - Southwest corner of Dan Patch Ave. & Cooper St. 

American Sign Language (ASL) Day at the Fair!

North Star American Sign Language Events is hosting ASL Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Join us on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 for a day at the fair filled with fun, food on a stick, friends, and ASL! Visit the Facebook event page about ASL Day to learn more information about the ASL meetup schedule, and ASL interpreter schedule.


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