WHERE & WHEN TO SEE THE ANIMALS IN 2014

Judging Schedule/Where & When to see the Animals

This schedule outlines where and when animals will be in the livestock complex and barns throughout the 12 days of the fair.

PLEASE NOTE that some barns close early on designated days for livestock arrival & departure when different breeds and classes move in.

The EquiMania!TM exhibit and Aisle of the Breeds in the Horse Barn are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 5 p.m. on Labor Day.

Thursday & Friday, Aug. 21 & 22:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep & Poultry (including rabbits and pigeons) and Swine: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep & Poultry (including rabbits and pigeons) and Swine: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep & Poultry (including rabbits and pigeons) and Swine: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Note early closing time for Livestock Arrival & Departure.) Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep and Swine (including boer goats): 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Poultry Barn (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) is closed for Livestock Arrival & Departure.

Tuesday, Aug. 26:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep & Poultry (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) and Swine (including boer goats): 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep & Poultry (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) and Swine (including boer goats): 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Llamas and alpacas arrive at AgStar Arena in the afternoon.

Thursday, Aug. 28:

Cattle, Sheep and Swine Barns: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Note early closing time for Livestock Arrival & Departure.) Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Poultry Barn (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display): 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Llamas and alpacas: AgStar Arena (approx. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Friday, Aug. 29:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep (including dairy goats), Poultry (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) and Swine: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Llamas and alpacas: AgStar Arena & West Barn 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30:

Barns for Cattle, Sheep (including dairy goats), Poultry (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) and Swine: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse Barn: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31:

Barns for Cattle, Horses, Sheep (including dairy goats), Poultry (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display) and Swine: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1:

Barns for Cattle, Horses, Sheep (including dairy goats), and Swine: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Poultry Barn (including Hop, Flop and Sniff rabbit display): 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Note early closing times for Animal Departure.)

For details on judging events and shows, use the search features of our Fun Finder or see a daily schedule. (Above information subject to change.)

CHS Miracle of Birth Center:

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 3 p.m. on Labor Day. (N31 on the State Fair map).

Pet Center:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (S8 on the State Fair map).

MORE INFORMATION:

For a complete schedule of activities, visit the Brochure Rack to download a Daily Schedule.

During the fair, please pick up a Daily Schedule at any State Fair Information booth.


PLEASE NOTE, ALL BARNS CLOSE EARLY:

  • on Sunday, Aug. 24 (except the Horse Barn and CHS Miracle of Birth Center)
  • on Thursday, Aug. 28 (except the Horse Barn & Poultry Barn)
  • on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1
  • Poultry Barn is closed Monday, Aug. 25 until Tuesday, Aug. 26 at noon

HORSE SHOW:
Click here for more information on the Minnesota State Fair Horse Show.