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!


Presented by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, this exhibit is designed to inspire people to lead more sustainable lives while improving quality of life and the environment.

The Eco Experience brings together hundreds of local organizations, ideas, and hands-on activities.  If you are looking for the products and organizations you saw at the Eco Experience, visit www.ecoexperience.org.

New Highlights for 2013

An array of new exhibits highlight innovations in green technology, the latest in environmentally focused living, and easy, everyday conservation how-to's:

  • The Gen Y Eco-House is designed and constructed by University of Minnesota College of Design students. Combining Gen Y lifestyle trends and sustainability principles, the house features flexible living spaces, SuperWall technology, energy-efficient appliances and more.
  • A new outdoor demonstration area features daily talks at noon on topics such as urban chicken farming and beekeeping, straw bale gardening and edible container design.
  • Highlights of additional new exhibits include: a visually stunning display of 12,000 aluminum cans; home energy options; green building and remodeling products and techniques; electric, hybrid and compressed natural gas vehicles; Minnesota's drinking water; kids games; healthy, local food in schools; reducing waste and toxicity in manufacturing; care for urban trees; green products made in Minnesota; timely topics, cooking demonstrations and films on the Sustainability Stage; and more.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; Located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue.


For a complete Sustainability Stage schedule, search the Fun Finder or download a daily schedule here.