Come see us at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together!”
Air Conditioned and free ice cold drinking fountain in the Lodge! Our Lodge is one of only a few air-conditioned buildings at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Educational displays and materials help to educate the public on the benefits and savings of natural gas and on new natural gas technologies such as natural gas vehicles, fireplaces, grills, furnaces and more. Safety and heating assistance information are also displayed in the Lodge.
The Blue Flame Lodge has evolved and changed during the past decades to reflect the energy needs and issues facing area residents. During the early years, it was a model house. In the 1970’s, in response to the energy crisis, it emphasized conservation, while the next decade saw the focus turn to education, to telling the public about the advantages of natural gas appliances and high-tech equipment. In 1987, it got new signage and landscaping, and its heating and air-conditioning system was converted from propane to natural gas.
Visitor surveys have indicated that many fairgoers return year after year to see what’s new in natural gas.
In recent years, the Lodge has had exterior improvements done and a large tent goes up during the 12-day fair to display the latest in natural gas fireplaces. DSL was added in 2012 to keep up with the ever-changing high-tech world. In 2013, the Association created a large display to help increase awareness, interest and demand for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in addition to the other displays in the Lodge.
Criteria to display in the Blue Flame Lodge:
1.) You must be a member in good standing with the Minnesota Blue Flame Gas Association.
Interested in membership? Click here.
2.) Natural gas products only unless a companion item like a washer with a natural gas dryer.
Interested in Displaying in the Lodge?
Blue Flame Lodge – 2015 MN State Fair
2017 Minnesota State Fair Dates & Information:
Thursday, August 24 – Labor Day, September 4
To learn more about the Minnesota State Fair & parking, go to http://www.mnstatefair.org/