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October 2014

September 2014

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Minnesota Harvest Horse Show - Featuring Grand Prix Show Jumping

Dates: September 30, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.
Grand Prix - Saturday
Oct. 4
Doors open: 5:30
Activities begin: 6:30
Show starts: 7:30

Admission:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show: Free Admission; Grand Prix: General Admission - $14 at the door, $12 advanced (online); Children 10 and under - Free; Groups of 20+ receive a 10% discount (at the door only); Parking is free for both events

Description:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show: Specializing in English Saddle Hunter/Jumper events. Grand Prix: Spectacular night of Grand Prix show jumping that benefits We-Can-Ride, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. The thrill of speed, challenging big jumps and plenty of beautiful horses will have you on the edge of your seat as you witness show jumping like you have never seen.

For more information visit www.minnesotaharvesthorseshow.com.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: October 1, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 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) 645-6605.

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Twin Cities Oktoberfest

Dates: October 3, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Location: Progress Center

Description:
Release your inner German at Twin Cities OktoberFest. Featuring Summit OktoberFest beer with other fine Summit beers, Pedroncelli wines, traditional OktoberFest music, food and dance entertainment, games & more!

For more information visit www.twincitiesoktoberfest.com , send an email to info@twincitiesoktoberfest.com or call (651) 436-6114.

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MN Comic Book Association’s Fallcon

Date: October 4, 2014
Location: Education Building

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

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $8/Adult. Children 9 & under are free. Get $1.00 off admission with a canned food shelf donation.

Description:
The Midwest's largest comic book convention. Comic book creators & dealers from all over the USA. Lots to see and do! Something for everyone!

For more information visit www.midwestcomicbook.com , send an email to MNCBA@aol.com or call (612) 237-1801.

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Half Price Books Clearance Event

Dates: October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily

Admission:
Free

Description:
Half Price Books Clearance Event. One of the Twin Cities' Largest Used Book Sales. Everything $3 or Less. Hardback Fiction & Non-Fiction. Children's Books. Thousands of DVDs, CDs, Videos, Cassettes, Software and More!

For more information visit www.halfpricebooks.com , send an email to dwalker@halfpricebooks.com or call (651) 639-1700.

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Twin Cities Book Festival

Date: October 11, 2014
Location: Progress Center & Fine Arts Center

Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The Twin Cities Book Festival is a day-long celebration of literature and features readings by world class authors and local literary heroes; a book fair featuring publishers, authors, booksellers, and arts organizations; a children’s pavilion with storytelling, crafts, and activities; a used book sale, and more!

For more information visit www.twincitiesbookfestival.com , send an email to bookfest@raintaxi.com or call (612) 825-1528.

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Roadsters Swap Meet

Date: October 12, 2014
Location: Parking lots north of Hoyt. Ave.

Hours:
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
$5 per person and swapper

Description:
Automotive parts, accessories and related items.

For more information visit roadsterstwincities.com.

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Minnesota Beef Expo

Dates: October 16, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum

For more information visit http://www.mnbeefexpo.com/.

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Scrapbook Expo

Dates: October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Location: Education Building

Hours:
Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Description:
Scrapbook Expo is excited to offer an exhibit floor full of scrapbook supplies, rubber stamp, paper crafting and tools from several scrapbook manufacturers and retailers. You can do, make and take projects and enjoy free demos. For an additional fee you can choose a technique workshop and enjoy one of our themed crop events.

For more information visit https://www.scrapbookexpo.com , send an email to info@scrapbookexpo.com or call 888-252-3976.

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Park & Ride for Zoo Boo at Como Zoo

Dates: October 18, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Hours:
Shuttle hours are 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
Como ZooBoo guests are encouraged to park in this FREE Park and Ride lot. The parking lot is located next to the International Institute of Minnesota at 1694 Como Avenue, directly across from the State Fairgrounds (exit Como Avenue from Snelling Avenue and head west). Take the free shuttle to and from the Zoo grounds. ZooBoo is a trick-or-treating event for families at Como Zoo.

For more information visit www.comozooconservatory.org or call (651) 487-8229.

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State FairWear Liquidation Sale

Dates: October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location: Visitor’s Plaza

Hours:
Friday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Description:
Don’t miss this big bargain event! In time for the holidays, close-out deals on apparel, hats and novelties featuring both the Minnesota State Fair and your favorite local sports teams. Select merchandise discounted up to 70% off! New this year, the clearance sale will be held in the State FairWear Gift Shop located in Visitor's Plaza, on the corner of Underwood St. and Dan Patch Ave. Parking is available in the Kidway Lot just north of the sale, as well as on surrounding streets. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Minnesota State Fair Foundation mission to preserve and improve State Fair buildings, grounds and educational experiences.

For more information send an email to info@msffoundation.org.

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale

Dates: October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum

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:
The Minnesota Weapon Collectors Association, the largest and oldest weapons collectors group in the state, returns with their bi-annual show at the Warner Coliseum. 100% firearms, ammunition and accessories will be featured. The event offers collectors the opportunity to buy, sell and trade.

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

Upcoming Events

State FairWear Liquidation Sale

Dates: October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location: Visitor’s Plaza

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale

Dates: October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum

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