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Events Department

(651) 288-4306
events@mnstatefair.org

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April 2015

April 2015

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2015 3rd Annual Dog Olympics

Date: April 11, 2015
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission:
$10 at the door or $10 online (plus processing fee) - but will reserve your spot in competitions

Description:
Come join us for the annual Dog Olympics hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine! We will have demonstrations from the Minnesota Disc Dog and K9 Nose Work, community and club booths, and various competitions including an obstacle course, costume contest and best trick contest! Some of the all day events include a puppy kissing booth, homemade dog treats for sale, kittens for adoption, and much more! Be sure to sign up for the games/contests ahead of time to reserve your spot! We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DogOlympicsMN) where we have contests to earn free admission before the event and a Twitter profile (https://twitter.com/UMNDogOlympics) where we will be live-tweeting the event! All ticket sales are donated to the St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation.

For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/umndogolympics/.

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GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular

Dates: April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $12 (16 and over), Children (7-15) $5, 6 and younger are Free Discount coupons available on GSTA website.

Description:
The 59th Annual Rod & Custom Spectacular is the longest running car show in Minnesota and features over 100 of the areas finest customized cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The Gopher State Timing Association supports the Courage Kenny rehabilitation Institute.

For more information visit www.gstarod-custom.com , send an email to president@gstarod-custom.com or call 763-245-4334.

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Tuesday Night Worlds (April)

Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 28, 2015
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Admission:
$22.00 first race

Description:
Bike racing training criterium series. Beginners to experts, 4 races nightly.

For more information visit www.endurancepromotions.com or send an email to endurancepromotions@gmail.com.

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MHAHA Spring Schooling Show

Date: April 18, 2015
Location: AgStar Arena & West Barn

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free to Public

Description:
WSCA schooling division. Arabian unplugged division, Trail Section

For more information visit www.mhaha.org , send an email to jskcrutz@comcast.net or call 651-792-5851.

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: Grandstand (1st Floor) & Infield

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under are free

Description:
250+ antique dealers exhibiting both indoors and outdoors. These dealers offer a unique blend of antique furniture, collectables, and flea market items. Discount admission coupons are available through the website address and phone number listed below or can be found in local newspapers. Interested dealers should visit the website.

For more information visit www.mnantiqueshows.com , send an email to general@mnantiqueshows.com or call (651) 771-3476.

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Military Relic Show

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Admission is $5 and children under 10 are free.

Description:
This show and sale highlights military history items from Civil War to present with emphasis on Minnesota Military History. Dealers are from around the country and Canada.

For more information visit www.battlefieldstore.com.

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale (Spring)

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: Education Building

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 and under Free, Under 18 years of age not admitted without parent or guardian

Description:
Minnesota Weapon Collectors Association is the largest and oldest weapons collectors group in the state. This event will feature over 350 tables of firearms, ammunition and accessories. The event offers collectors the opportunity to buy, sell and trade.

For more information visit www.mwca.org or call (612) 721-8976.

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
$10 Adults, Youth (6-12) and Seniors (62+) $6, Children 5 and under FREE

Description:
The Minnesota Horse Expo is a combination of speakers, vendors, horses and more. Whether you own horses or not, there is a wealth of information available at Expo by simply walking around and observing, by asking questions of the horse owners and vendors or by attending the many lectures and demonstrations. PRCA Rodeo: Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Box Seat: $12 Reserved A: $8 (Section 1 ,2,3,13,14,15) Reserved B: $6 (Sections 16-28) Reserved C: $4 (Sections 4-12)

For more information visit www.mnhorseexpo.org or call (952) 922-8666.

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Straw Bale Garden & Education Day

Date: April 25, 2015
Location: North Parking Lots

Hours:
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
Presentations every hour to teach you the basics. All the supplies available on site, bales for pickup or delivery. An example garden will be set up for demonstration. Joel Karsten will sign copies of his best selling book “Straw Bale Gardens.” If you are a seasoned gardener, you’ll discover how this method saves times and is much easier, less bending and no weeding!

For more information visit www.strawbalegardens.com , send an email to joelkarsten@strawbalegardens.com or call 952-473-5425.

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Munchkin Markets Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Location: Education Building

Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (most items are 1/2 price this day)

Admission:
Saturday: $1.00 admission (free with the donation of a non-perishable food item) Sunday: free admission

Description:
Munchkin Markets, LLC is a weekend long seasonal children's consignment sale selling pre-loved and new children's clothing and accessories appropriate for the upcoming season. You will also find a unique variety of quality toys, books, high chairs, swings, exersaucers, strollers, nursery furniture, and so much more! Have some things to sell? Consignors earn up to 80% of the selling price of their items and have early shopping privileges.

For more information visit www.munchkinmarkets.com , send an email to kristal@munchkinmarkets.com or call (651) 253-0897.

Upcoming Events

Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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No Kill Walk for the Animals

Date: May 2, 2015
Location: International Bazaar

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