We thank you, Minnesota, for making the 2013 State Fair so memorable! For twelve days of fun we welcomed more than 1,731,000 people. Please check back later for updated information on next year's Great Minnesota Get-Together. Hope to see you at the 2014 State Fair, to be held Aug. 21-Labor Day, Sept. 1!
2013 4-H LIVESTOCK
The 2013 4-H Livestock show runs for four days, from Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 25 (except for 4-H Lamas, which show during the Open Class Llamas).
Beef and Dairy Cattle
Dairy and Market Goats
Poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons)
Lamas (show during the Open Class Llamas Show)
Other 4-H contests include Herdsmanship, Showmanship, Judging Teams, Public Presentations, Non-Livestock Exhibits and County Club exhibits.
The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship
The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship (formerly the Ben C. Hallberg Rural Youth Scholarship) was established in 1994 to help further the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 each will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2013, with participation in the current year's Minnesota State Fair.
CATTLE IDENTIFICATION - Important information:
Beginning in 2013, cattle exhibited in Minnesota must be identified with USDA approved ID tags. For more information, please see the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
HOLDOVER SWINE - Important information:
In order to minimize risk to swine and humans for influenza virus transmission, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health recommends that no hogs will be allowed to stay on the fairgrounds, where swine are penned for competition (Swine Barn and adjacent Holdover Barn) beyond the scheduled time in which the hogs are to be shown. This will eliminate ALL holdover swine. Display animals penned in adjacent barns and not co-mingled with exhibition swine (including Miracle of Birth, 4-H champions, largest boar and display sow and litter) are exempt.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY:
The 4-H premium book is available annually for download in early June. For more information, please contact your local 4-H leader, Extension agent or the state's Center for 4-H Youth Development for further details: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/state-fair/resources.html
VEHICLE ADMISSION/OVERNIGHT PARKING INFORMATION
For more information on the 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction, please visit:
For further information, please email us or call us directly at (651) 288-4417.
The Premium Book can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher. If you do not have Acrobat Reader or have an older version, you may download the most current Acrobat Reader by clicking here
Links go "live" as materials become available:
4-H Premium Book
Minnesota State Fair
Rural Youth Scholarship