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Events Department

(651) 288-4306
events@mnstatefair.org

Events Calendar

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September 2016

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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: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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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Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show

Dates: September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday 9 AM
1 PM
6 PM
Saturday 9 AM
1 PM
Sunday 10 AM

Admission:
Free pubilc admission

Description:
An all Arabian Futurity show that awards over $200,000.00 in prize money. Horses are presented by amateurs.

For more information visit www.medallionstallion.com or call (612) 860-4888.

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Rummage

Dates: September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: West End Market

Hours:
Friday
2 -8 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM

Admission:
Passes for event are $10 at the door. Includes entry and reentry for all three event days.

Description:
Experimental event craft to cater to Minnesotans of all ages and interests. Offerings include exclusive deals on your favorite brands as well as nationally recognized and beloved retailers. See web site for additional information.

For more information visit www.rummagemn.com , send an email to info@rummagemn.com or call 651-528-8752.

October 2016

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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

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 7:30AM - 7:30PM (approximately)
Saturday $25
000 Grand Prix: 6:00PM - 10:00PM (approximately)
Saturday Shopping: 10:00AM - 10:00PM (approximately)

Admission:
Free public Admission during the day. Tickets for $25,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, October 8 at 6 PM -$12.00<br />

Description:
Longest Running Indoor, exclusively hunter/jumper horse show in United States. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

For more information visit www.minnesotaharvesthorseshow.com.

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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:
$30 includes 24 oz stein & 1 fill; discounts at living social, groupon, crowdout and website https://tco.ticketbud.com/twin-cities-oktoberfest-2016?pc=Fair<br />

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 https://tco.ticketbud.com/twin-cities-oktoberfest-2016?pc=Fair 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 $2 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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Pumpkin Nights

Dates: October 14, 2016 - October 31, 2016
Location: DNR Park and surrounding areas

Hours:
Sundays - Thursdays
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 6:30 PM - Midnight

Admission:
See Web site for Ticket prices along with deals and discounts.

Description:
Good gourd, the pumpkins are coming! We carved up 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Whether you’re young or old, you’ll be ooh-ing and ahh-ing along the mile long path of more than 4,000 pumpkins and fun-kins in larger than life displays. You’re even welcome to sport a costume! This isn’t your imagination, it’s Twin Cities most delightful Halloween tradition - Pumpkin Nights.

For more information visit www.pumpkinnights.com or send an email to info@pumpkinnights.com.

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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.

November 2016

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UCARE Member Meeting

Date: November 2, 2016

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Hmong American New Year

Dates: November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
8 a.m.-midnight

Description:
Hmong American New Year is a celebration among the Hmong Community which showcases the arts and talents of various Hmong individuals. The two days will be filled with modern and traditional dances, singing, traditional kwutxhiaj and a pageant to crown the next Miss Hmong American and Prince Charming. We hope to see you all there and welcome in the new year.

For more information visit www.hmongamericaninc.org , send an email to ywma.mn@gmail.com or call 612-222-4904.

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 1

Date: November 19, 2016

December 2016

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Horse Crazy Holiday Market

Dates: December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016

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Legacy State Gymnastics Meet

Dates: December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

Description:
Levels 3-4-5 Junior Olympics Gymnastics State Championships

For more information visit www.gymlegacy.com , send an email to gymlegacyk@gmail.com or call 952-746-8183.

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GameDay Crossfit Competition

Dates: December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016

January 2017

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 2

Date: January 7, 2017

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Schwietz Wedding

Date: January 7, 2017

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Winter Antique Show

Dates: January 14, 2017 - January 15, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Admission:
$6 for adults ($1 off coupons available from website, antique publications and newspapers), Children 12 & under are free. Purchase Tickets at the door.<br />

Description:
100+ Dealers exhibiting indoors at the Warner Coliseum. The dealers offer a unique blend of antique furniture and collectable items. Interested dealers can visit the website or call Prime Promotions directly.

For more information visit www.mnantiqueshows.com or call 651-771-3476.

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Legacy Luau Gymnastics Meet

Dates: January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Description:
2017 Legacy Luau Gymnastics Invitational

For more information visit www.gymlegacy.com , send an email to gymlegacyk@gmail.com or call 952-746-8183.

February 2017

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 3

Date: February 11, 2017

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2017 Gina Morri Memorial Invitational

Dates: February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

March 2017

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Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic

Dates: March 10, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Hours:
Friday: 2 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission:
Adult: $12, Outdoor News Subscriber: $10, Active Military: $10, Youth (10-15): $5, Kids (9 or younger): Free

Description:
Featuring the best lineup of Minnesota bucks under one roof, the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic showcases the fantastic deer hunting culture that defines Minnesota’s outdoor lifestyle. The event will feature the best-in-class speakers and seminars to help attendees improve their odds of bagging a monster buck or gobbler in 2017 and beyond. Includes kids events and a National Wild Turkey Federation-sponsored turkey-calling contest.

For more information visit www.mndeershow.com , send an email to eric@outdoornews.com or call 763-546-4251.

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale (Coliseum)

Dates: March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017
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:
Minnesota Weapon Collectors Association, the largest and oldest weapons collectors group in the state, returns with their bi-annual show at the Warner Coliseum. Over 600 tables of 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 , send an email to info@mwca.org or call (612) 721-8976.

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 4

Date: March 25, 2017

April 2017

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Graham/Stanton Wedding Reception

Date: April 1, 2017

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 5

Date: April 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

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

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Military Relic Show

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

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