IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Please check back in the spring for information on the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together.

OPEN CLASS LIVESTOCK

Open Class livestock departments and entry closing dates:

  • Beef Cattle - Monday, July 28; online entries close Monday, Aug. 4
  • Dairy Cattle - Monday, July 28; online entries close Monday, Aug. 4
  • Poultry (chickens, waterfowl, turkeys, pigeons and rabbits) - Wednesday, July 30
  • Swine - Monday, Aug. 4
  • Sheep - Monday, Aug. 4
  • Boer Goats - Monday, Aug. 4
  • Dairy Goats - Monday, Aug. 4*
  • Llamas - Monday, Aug. 4
  • Stock Dogs - Monday, Aug. 4

*We have reached barn capacity for Dairy Goats and are no longer accepting entries online for that department. We will continue to accept paper entries, in the event of cancellations, and will accept in order received.


CATTLE IDENTIFICATION - Important information:
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 open class livestock premium book and entry forms are available annually for download in early June; please check back then. Copies are also available by mail; contact the Competition Office at (651) 288-4417 and request to be placed on the open class livestock mailing list (indicate what species you are interested in showing). Exhibitors who have entered within the past three years are already included on that list.

VEHICLE ADMISSION/OVERNIGHT PARKING INFORMATION

IMPORTANT

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning the Monday following Father's Day (June 16). Online registration will absolutely close on each division's entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail.

LINKS:


DOWNLOADABLES:

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.


Links will go "live" as materials become available.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning June 16. Online registration will absolutely close on each division's entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. (Payment must be submitted for your online entries; if you do not pay, you are not entered!) No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail.

Online Registration is closed.