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May 2016

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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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

Admission:
Free public attendance

Description:
The Sahara Sands Spring Classic Arabian Horse Show attracts competitors from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Canada to compete in various classes including English pleasure, reining, dressage, hunter, western & native costume.

For more information visit www.saharasands.org or call (763) 755-1698.

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Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 1, 2016
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 40th annual Toy, Doll & Advertising show features over 200 vendor tables. Hundreds of collectors from across the nation will be on hand offering unique items along with appraisals for your toy or doll.

For more information visit www.northlandantiquetoyshow.com , send an email to bmanella@comcast.net or call (763) 560-4290.

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Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 1, 2016
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall Ave.)

Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 & under with paid adult Free

Description:
The Spring Extravaganza Car Show is one of the largest one day car show and swap meets in the Twin Cites. The show features over 750 cars. All makes and models of show vehicles 2000 & older plus any year show Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

For more information visit www.gopherstatebuick.org or call (651) 770-8096.

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Tuesday Night Worlds (May)

Dates: May 3, 2016 - May 17, 2016
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
May 3
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 10
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 17
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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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FASH Spring Horse Show

Dates: May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
English horse show where amateurs and professionals show American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies.

For more information visit www.fashhorseshow.com , send an email to steph.peterson51@gmail.com or call 612-708-9753.

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Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
This event is the largest fundraising plant sale in the United States! The sale features over one million plants in about 2,300 varieties. On Mother's Day, all plants are 1/3 off.

For more information visit www.friendsschoolplantsale.com , send an email to info@friendsschoolplantsale.com or call (651) 917-0636.

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Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 7, 2016
Location: Education Building

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 5 & under Free

Description:
Minnesota's largest hobby sale! Over 200 tables of new & used trains, toys, models, tools and many other hobby or collectable items.

For more information visit www.tcmrm.org or call (651) 647-9628.

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St. Paul Craftstravaganza

Date: May 7, 2016
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 11th annual Craftstravaganza will feature over 90 vendors selling handmade crafts, plus free hands-on workshops to learn crafty skills of your own! Free swag bag for first 100 shoppers!

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

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Urban Ag in The Classroom

Date: May 11, 2016
Location: CHS Miracle of Birth Center & Warner Coliseum

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Admission:
Free - Attendees must register

Description:
FFA student leaders from Morris Area High School and Dasse-Cokato High School will lead third grade students through interactive learning stations focusing on agricultural crops and livestock animals. Third grade student will have opportunity to see, touch , hear and smell the crops and animals that are the source of their food and many other products. Learning activities will connect to Minnesota’s third grade academic standards n sciences, social studies, language arts, math and health/nutrition.

For more information send an email to nmortenson@morris.k12.mn.us or call 320-589-4400.

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YMCA Widji/du Nord Garage Sale

Dates: May 12, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Thursday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The YMCA Garage Sale features clothing, furniture, appliances, athletic equipment, books and many other household items. Proceeds go towards funding YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and Camp du Nord.

For more information visit www.dunord-widji-sale.com/ , send an email to info@duNord.org or call (651) 442-7226.

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Artists’ Market (Formerly Art on a Line)

Dates: May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 14th annual original art show and sale will feature over 4,500 pieces of original art at a variety of prices.

For more information visit www.northstarwatermedia.com.

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MN in May BBQ Competition

Dates: May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Location: Machinery Hill

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

Description:
MN in May is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event that also features a backyard cookers competition. Some of the top pitmasters in the midwest will be onsite cooking and competing for Grand Champion. There will be food vendors onsite and it is free to walk around and explore and visit with the cook teams!

For more information visit http://mnbbqsociety.com/contests/kcbs-contest/?post=1622.

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire

Date: May 14, 2016
Location: CHS Miracle of Birth Center, Dairy Building, International Bazaar, Greenhouse Lot, Amphitheater Lot

Hours:
10 AM - 6 PM

Admission:
Adults - $20; Students/Seniors - $15; Youth - $10, Kids 5 & Under - Free; Discount tickets available.

Description:
The 2nd Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Fair is a celebration of, and for, people who create and build engineering, art and technology projects. It is STEAM come to life! Over 250 makers will share, demonstrate and encourage guests to learn by doing. In addition to individual artists and inventors, entrepreneurs, schools and established companies will share technology and creations. Visitors of all ages can “Stay & Play” and “Make & Take” projects.

For more information visit http://makerfairmsp.com/ , send an email to info@makerfairmsp.com or call 612-824-4394.

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MSP ComiCon

Dates: May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $14/Adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are free. Get $1.00 off admission with a canned food shelf donation.

Description:
An old-fashioned, family friendly comic book convention! Featuring a virtual galaxy of comic book creators and dealers from all over the USA. Something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

For more information visit www.mcbacomicons.com or call (612) 237-1801.

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First Fifty Auto Club Spring Swap Meet & Car Show

Date: May 15, 2016
Location: Parking lots north of Hoyt Ave.

Hours:
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, Swapper $5, Children 10 & under FREE

Description:
The First Fifty Auto Parts Sale and Swap Meet features all types of cars including, antique, collector, street rods, customs, muscle cars, imports, tuners, trucks and specialty interest vehicles.

For more information visit www.firstfiftyautoclub.com.

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Riders & Ribbons Horse Show

Date: May 15, 2016

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

Admission:
Free to Spectators

Description:
Riders & RIbbons are horse shows for riders in lesson programs to test their skills by competing in a safe inspiring environment.

For more information send an email to carrybartz@aol.com or call 651-303-2511.

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Major Appliance Liquidation Event

Dates: May 20, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Location: Education Building

Hours:
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.| Closed on May 29

Admission:
Free

Description:
Thousands of appliances by major manufacturers. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, wall ovens, cook tops, wine coolers, microwaves and more! Delivery is available. Merchandise must be removed within 48 hours. Event is sponsored by ApplianceSmart.

For more information visit www.appliancesmart.com.

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Soundset Festival

Date: May 29, 2016
Location: Midway Lot

Hours:
Gates open at 11:00 AM and ends by 9:30 PM

Admission:
Visit www.soundsetfestival.com for admission information.

Description:

For more information visit http://www.soundsetfestival.com/ or send an email to info@soundsetfestival.com.

Upcoming Events

Soundset Festival

Date: May 29, 2016
Location: Midway Lot

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International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dates: June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Location: Progress Center

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