IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
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This one-of-a-kind educational exhibit is presented by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The information and activities are supported by dozens of local organizations. If you are looking for the products and organizations you saw at Eco Experience, visit

The Sustainability Stage, located inside the building, includes shows and demos every hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the full schedule, search the Fun Finder.

An array of new exhibits will highlight the latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, and other compelling topics on environmentally focused living. A sampling:

  • A 15-foot Paul Bunyan re-fashions his outfit to call attention to a giant-sized waste problem: Minnesotans throw away nearly 12 grocery carts of clothing and textiles every MINUTE.
  • A living greenwall more than 14-feet long created by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls highlights study findings that show foliage can positively impact college students’ wellbeing and academic performance.
  • The intriguing lightHouse, a new concept hotel room made out of a reused shipping container - completely sustainable and topped off with solar.
  • Turn the pages and take a photo of a 7-foot pop-up book. Catch a story on reuse, recycle and repair.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; Located in the Progress Center on the north side of Randall Avenue. See a State Fair map.


For a complete schedule, search the Fun Finder or view a daily schedule. Daily schedules are also available at State Fair Information Booths located around the fairgrounds.