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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.


The CHS Miracle of Birth Center, a one-of-a-kind agricultural education exhibit, is the birthplace of nearly 200 calves, lambs, goats and piglets during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair.

The most popular free exhibit on the fairgrounds, it debuted in 2001 and moved to its current location, just east of the Warner Coliseum, in 2006. Fair guests have the opportunity to learn about animal agriculture production, veterinary science and the birthing process. The exhibit is staffed by veterinarians, members of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and FFA students. With live births and newborn farm animals, the exhibit highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health and quality of life.

The CHS Miracle of Birth Center is also home to:
The FFA Chapter House & Leadership Center, which offers expanded meeting and educational space.

The Nursery of Knowledge exhibit, located inside the center, provides education about the animal birthing process and how to become a veterinarian. This year will include presenters educating on Veterinary Chiropractic, Equine Dentistry and Urban Chicken Farming, as well as VetCamp Volunteers presenting "So You Want to Become a Vet" and tours of an Ambulatory Veterinary Truck.

Christensen Farms Stage, located just outside the center, is a family friendly stage with daily performances entertaining and educating fair guests about agriculture including the Thank a Farmer Magic Show, showcases about FFA, demonstrations, story times, trivia contests and interactive games. For more details about the various performances on this stage, visit our Brochure Rack to download a daily schedule.


Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (3 p.m. on Labor Day); Located on Judson Avenue at Clough Street next to the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum.


The Minnesota State Fair Foundation 501(c)(3) invites you to support agricultural education and the most beloved free exhibit on the fairgrounds. Hundreds of contributors, committed to agricultural education, have stepped forward.

Click here to learn more about the Foundation and to support agricultural education at the State Fair!