IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
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Local celebrities vie for bragging rights in a series of competitions held in conjunction with the Moo Booth and Baa Booth at the State Fair. Events include hand-milking a cow, animal calling, wool packing and butter carving. Come cheer on the contestants!


All events take place on the Moo Stage at the Moo Booth, outside on the northwest corner of the Cattle Barn (G30 on the State Fair map).

Celebrity Milking Contest

Friday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Cheer on local celebrities as they vie for the title of "Expert Cowhand!" The contestant who hand milks the most into a bucket in 30 seconds wins! This 23rd annual milking contest is presented by Minnesota Farmers Union.

Celebrity Farm Animal Calling Contest

Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 12:20 p.m.
Cheer on local celebrities as they vie for the title of Champion Animal Caller of the Fair in the 15th Annual Celebrity Farm Animal Calling Contest.

Wool Pack-O-Rama - Celebrity Division

Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m.
Contestants pack as much wool into a wool bag as fast as they can! Celebrity contest is followed by a general public contest; sign up begins at 12:30 p.m. Wool-packing contest presented by Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers.

Celebrity Butter Carving Contest

Thursday, Sept. 1 at 12:20 p.m.
Cheer on local celebrities as they turn a one-pound block of butter into a masterpiece in 20 minutes! The 15th Annual Celebrity Butter Carving Contest is presented by Associated Milk Producers, Inc.

Agrilympics Award Ceremony

Friday, Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top teams of the four-day Agrilympics competition.


For further information, please email or call (651) 288-4480.