Saint Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota State Fair West End Market

Midwest USA
Minnesota State Fair
Project Size
215,300 Square Feet

Vendor Pavilions, Amphitheater, Restaurants

Cuningham Group’s master planning and comprehensive design work for the new West End Market at the Minnesota State Fair injects passion into a forward-thinking Fairgrounds vision balanced with traditional local aesthetics. Integration of a renewed and truly Minnesota experience began with the revitalization of the former Heritage Square. Cuningham Group’s design efficiently organizes vendor pavilions and includes the first ever fully air-conditioned public building on the grounds: The History & Heritage Center.


Additional highlights include the restoration and reuse of a historic street car arch at the main west entry; LuLu’s Public House, the only restaurant at the Fair with a second level patio; the striking Blue Barn food venue; the Hugh & Margaret Schilling Amphitheater; and a new bus drop area.

The project was completed in time for the 2014 Minnesota State Fair and contributed to record attendance.


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