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Events Department

(651) 288-4306
events@mnstatefair.org

Events Calendar

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July 2016

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Hmong Festival Parking

Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Location: Como Park

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

For more information send an email to www.laofamily.org or call 651-221-0069.

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National Junior Shorthorn Show

Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 7, 2016

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Tuesday Night Worlds (July)

Dates: July 5, 2016 - July 19, 2016
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
July 5
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
July 12
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
July 19
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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Midsummer Mile

Date: July 6, 2016
Location: Visitors Plaza at Dan Patch Ave. & Underwood Street

Hours:
Registration 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Race 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Admission:
$25 in advance, $30 day of race - online registration available at www.midsummermile.com

Description:
One mile roadrace open to runners of all ages and abilities. Chip timing and technical shirts for all. Includes post race party and refreshments.

For more information visit www.midsummermile.com , send an email to barb@runningventures.com or call 612-644-8185.

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Capitol Classic

Dates: July 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Location: AgStar Arena

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

Admission:
Free

Description:
Horse Show

For more information visit www.msha.org , send an email to info@msha.org or call 763-559-4896.

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The Color Run

Date: July 10, 2016

Admission:
Tickets available at thecolorrun.com. Price varies upon date of registration.

Description:
5K Fun Run with a Colorful Twist.

For more information visit www.thecolorrun.com , send an email to info@thecolorrun.com or call 1-855-662-6567.

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MAQHA Corporate Challenge

Dates: July 14, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Show: 8:00 a.m. (Sat. 7:00 a.m.)
Clinics: 9:00 a.m.

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
Horse show that is AQHA/NSBA/MQHA approved.

For more information visit www.maqhacorporatechallenge.com , send an email to pmthesing@yahoo.com or call (507) 263-9140.

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Street Machine Summer Nationals

Dates: July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Location: Entire Fairgrounds

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Admission:
Adults- $13 (advance), $15 (at gate), $26 (2 day pass at the gate), $39 (3 day pass at the gate), Children (10 and under)- Free, Vehicle Registration- $45 in advance or $65 on site. Advanced tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts starting June 17 or a

Description:
This three-day event will showcase over 5,000 street machines and muscle cars. All makes and models of two wheel drive vehicles are invited to join this bash. The crowd pleasing Burnout Competition, the dyno challenge, Pro Builders Shootout, Street Machine Challenge and rolling rods galore, will all be a part of the action.

For more information visit www.familyevents.com , send an email to info@familyevents.com or call (317) 236-6522.

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MN Challenge

Dates: July 21, 2016 - July 24, 2016

For more information visit www.midwestpolebending.com or send an email to midwestpolebending@hotmail.com.

August 2016

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North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show

Dates: August 4, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
The Reining Horse show features some of the premier professionals in the sport. These young horses are fun to watch because of the remarkable maneuvers they do at such a young age. Some of the nation's best riders will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money.

For more information visit www.ncrha.com , send an email to farrierchad@gmail.com or call 612-805-2181.

September 2016

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Metro Transit Bus Roadeo

Dates: September 15, 2016 - September 22, 2016

Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Description:
Precision driving competition for Metro Transit Bus Operators.

For more information call (612) 349-7400.

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Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show

Dates: September 16, 2016 - September 19, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
Statewide horse show and knowledge competition for qualifying members of the 4-H Horse Program. The State 4-H Horse Show is the largest youth show in Minnesota. It is organized, managed and funded by the Minnesota 4-H Horse Association and volunteers.

For more information visit http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-h/projects/animal-science/horse/ or call (612) 875-3464.

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Model Railroad Show & Sale

Date: September 17, 2016
Location: Education Building

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

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 5 & under Free

Description:
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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Motorcycle Swap Meet

Date: September 18, 2016
Location: North Parking Lots

Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission:
$5.00

Description:
This one-day motorcycle swap meet will showcase all years and all makes of motorcycles. Swap space is assigned on a first come, first serve basis. All items must be motorcycle related. No weapons and no alcohol will be allowed. The event will be held rain or shine!

For more information visit http://vikingmc.org , send an email to threadmasters@msn.com or call (651) 636-5492.

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WSCA Horse Show

Dates: September 22, 2016 - September 26, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
One of the largest all-breed horse shows in the upper Midwest, featuring events in all areas of horse competition and all ages of riders. Includes two futurities and many vendors for horse-related items.

For more information visit www.wsca.org or call (612) 750-0023.

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Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
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.

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Parking for Griak Cross Country Meet

Date: September 24, 2016

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Twin Cities 20th Century Art & Design Show

Dates: September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $7, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The Twin Cities 20th Century Art & Design Show “From Mission to Modern” is the largest event in the midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories from the American Arts & Crafts movement (1890-1920). Now the show will include other 20th Century movements including Art Modern, Art Deco and Mid Century. High quality reproductions will also be for sale. From Stickley to Eames, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

For more information visit www.eastwoodgallery.com/twin-cities-show.html , send an email to info@eastwoodgallery.com or call (651) 695-1902.

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State 4-H Dog Show

Dates: September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Location: 4-H Building

Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. daily

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
The Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show is an annual event held in the fall after the Minnesota State Fair. The state show consists of agility, obedience, showmanship and rally events. To be eligible for the state show, 4-H'ers must first qualify at their county fair.

For more information visit www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/events/state-dog-show.html , send an email to runk0014@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8198.

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Metro Area Children's Water Festival

Date: September 28, 2016
Location: 4-H Building, Baldwin Park, and Home Improvement Building

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

Description:
The annual festival is produced for children in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the state of Minnesota, USA. The purpose of the festival is to educate fourth-grade students about our water resources and to present ways they can help ensure a future where both the quantity and quality of water resources are protected and managed wisely.

For more information visit www.metrocwf.org , send an email to mseveland@co.carver.mn.us or call 952-687-7586.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: September 29, 2016 - October 1, 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) 645-6605.

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: Grandstand & 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 Free

Description:
250 dealers exhibiting both indoors and outdoors. Dealers offer a unique blend of antique furniture, collectables and outdoor flea market items. Discount admission coupons available on website, in newspapers or by calling Prime Promotions. Interested dealers can visit website for contracts or call Prime Promotions.

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: October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 10 & under Free

Description:
The 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 or call (612) 801-4673.

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Weapons Collectors Show and Sale

Dates: October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
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 & 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 annual show at the Education Building. 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.com or call (612) 721-8976.

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Midwest Fall Swap Meet & Antique Auto Show

Date: October 2, 2016
Location: North Parking Lots

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

Admission:
Adults $5, Seniors 65 & over $3, Children 10 & under Free

Description:
The Midwest Fall Swap Meet & Auto Show features hundreds of vendors offering automotive related items and a car corral with cars for sale. Trophies will be awarded in ten classes for show cars 1991 and older, plus one People's Choice trophy.

For more information visit www.midwestswapmeet.com or call 952-994-3225.

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Minnesota Harvest Horse Show

Dates: October 4, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
Midstates Horse Shows specialize in English Saddle Hunter/Jumper events.

For more information visit www.minnesotaharvesthorseshow.com or call (352) 875-8446.

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Twin Cities Oktoberfest

Dates: October 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Admission:
$25 includes 24 oz stein & 1 fill; discounts at living social, groupon, crowdout and website

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 or send an email to info@twincitiesoktoberfest.com.

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Half Price Books Clearance Event

Dates: October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
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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Fall ComiCon

Date: October 8, 2016
Location: Education Building

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

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $9/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 http://www.mcbacomicons.com/ or call (612) 237-1801.

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Citywide Community Cleanup Event

Date: October 8, 2016
Location: North Lots

Hours:
Drop-Off Times: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Description:
Citywide Community Cleanup Event

For more information visit stpaul.gov/recycle or call 651-266-8866.

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MNLA Snow Day

Date: October 12, 2016
Location: Dairy Building

Hours:
10 AM - 3:30 PM

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Twin Cities Book Festival

Date: October 15, 2016
Location: Progress Center & Fine Arts Center

Hours:
10:00 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 or send an email to bookfest@raintaxi.com.

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Roadsters Swap Meet

Date: October 16, 2016
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 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

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Park & Ride for Zoo Boo at Como Zoo

Dates: October 22, 2016 - October 30, 2016

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 on October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. 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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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale

Dates: October 29, 2016 - October 30, 2016
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.

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Riders & Ribbons Horse Show & MN Academy Equestrian Finals

Date: October 30, 2016
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
9 AM - 4 PM

Admission:
Free to Spectators

Description:
Starting at 9 AM is the 4th Annual MN Academy Equestrian Finals. The afternoon Riders & Ribbons starts. These show are designed for riders in lesson programs to showcase and test the skills by competing in a safe inspiring environment.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/MNAcademyEquestrianFinals or send an email to carrybartz@aol.com.

Upcoming Events

Hmong Festival Parking

Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Location: Como Park

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National Junior Shorthorn Show

Dates: July 2, 2016 - July 7, 2016

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