The oldest attraction at the Minnesota State Fair, the Ye Old Mill, has been sold to the Minnesota State Fair. John Keenan Sr. and his family have owned and operated the attraction for over 102 years, spanning over five generations. The Minnesota State Fair will now operate the attraction.
"Ye Old Mill is a living connection to the State Fair's storied past," said General Manager Jerry Hammer. "We're grateful to the Keenan family for creating and maintaining this gem, and we will carry on their century-long tradition of making memories for millions of Minnesotans."
"It has been an incredible experience sharing this tradition at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. We are so pleased the State Fair will continue this tradition for future generations," said John Keenan Sr.