Select a day or month

April 2018
SMTWTFS
1234
910111213
16
2526
30

Download the events fairgrounds map. This map is posted as a PDF file (portable document format). It can be viewed or printed from your computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software available for download from the Adobe website. Download Acrobat Reader.

Events Department

(651) 288-4400
events@mnstatefair.org

Events Calendar

[Printable Version]

April 2018

Toggle Event Details

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series - April

Dates: April 17, 2018 - April 24, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
April 17 - 5:30 PM - 9 PM
April 24 - 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Admission:
$25 first race

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

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

Toggle Event Details

Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market -Spring

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $7, 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 or call (651) 771-3476.

Toggle Event Details

Minneapolis- St. Paul Military Relic & Collector Show- Spring

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
$6; 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.mspmilitaryshow.com , send an email to jdudl10415@aol.com or call (612) 801-4673.

Toggle Event Details

MWCA Weapons Show & Sale

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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.

Toggle Event Details

Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale- Spring

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
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 or send an email to kristal@munchkinmarkets.com.

Toggle Event Details

Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Admission: $13 Adults, Youth (6-12) and Seniors (62+) $9, Children 5 & under FREE. <br />Tickets available online at www.mnhorseexpo.org

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.

For more information visit www.mnhorseexpo.org or call 877-462-8758.

Toggle Event Details

Horsing Around Spring Festival

Date: April 28, 2018
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Saturday
9 AM - 4 PM

Admission:
Free

Description:
Come join us for a family fun day out at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Come shop some of your local small business, and bring the kids out to do arts,crafts, get their face painted and jump in our inflatable jump house. We have something for everyone.

For more information visit www.athomecreationsllc.com or call 651-587-6631.

May 2018

Toggle Event Details

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series - May

Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
May 1
5:30 - 9 PM
May 8
5:30 - 9 PM
May 15
5:30 - 9 PM

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.

Toggle Event Details

Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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.

Toggle Event Details

Street Heat Car Show

Date: May 5, 2018
Location: West End Market

Hours:
Saturday
9 AM - 6 PM

Toggle Event Details

Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 6, 2018
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
9 AM - 3 PM

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 41st 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.northlandantiqueshow.com.

Toggle Event Details

Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 6, 2018
Location: Machinery Hill

Hours:
7 AM - 3 PM

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 Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

For more information visit www.gopherstatebuick.org.

Toggle Event Details

Minnesota in May BBQ Contest

Dates: May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Location: Campgrounds

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 or send an email to John Scharfbillig, Cell (651) 295-7165.

Toggle Event Details

Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
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.

Toggle Event Details

Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 12, 2018
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.

Toggle Event Details

MSP Comicon

Dates: May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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) 616-5688.

Toggle Event Details

First Fifty Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 20, 2018
Location: North Lots

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.

Toggle Event Details

Riders & Ribbons Horse Show

Date: May 20, 2018
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
9 AM - 4 PM

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.

Toggle Event Details

Soundset

Date: May 27, 2018
Location: Midway Lot

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

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

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

June 2018

Toggle Event Details

Artists' Market

Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 16th 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 or call 612-865-2915.

Toggle Event Details

Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire

Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Friday: 9AM - 3PM
Saturday: 10AM - 6PM

Admission:
Adults - $20; Students/Seniors - $15; Youth - $10, Kids 5 & Under - Free; Discount tickets available. Advance tickets available on website.<br />

Description:
The 4th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness!

For more information visit http://msp.makerfaire.com , send an email to info@makerfaire.com or call 612-232-1994.

Toggle Event Details

North Central Reining Extravaganza

Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Fri. - Sun.
8:00 AM - TBD

Admission:
Free to Public Spectators

For more information visit www.ncrha.com.

Toggle Event Details

International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Friday
12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM

Admission:
Adults $8 ($2 discount available on website), Children 8 & under NOT permitted.<br />

Description:
The International Gem & Jewelry Show is one of the largest exhibitions of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world. The show features one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, gorgeous wedding bands and engagement rings, exotic gems, beads, exquisite fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, estate collections and much more. This event offers convenience, selection, and value, all in one place.

Toggle Event Details

GMCCA Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: June 3, 2018
Location: Machinery Hill

Hours:
6 AM - 3 PM

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 & under free, Show vehicles $15,Vehicles for sale $20, Swap spaces $15 each

For more information visit www.gmcca.com.

Toggle Event Details

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series - June

Dates: June 5, 2018 - June 26, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
June 5
5 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
June 12
5 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
June 26
5 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.

For more information visit www.endurancepromotions.com.

Toggle Event Details

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Dates: June 8, 2018 - June 9, 2018
Location: Education Building

Hours:
Friday
9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM

Toggle Event Details

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

Date: June 9, 2018
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
2 PM - 6 PM

Admission:
Advance Tickets: $45, At the Gate:$55, Designated Drivers:$10, Tickets will go on sale

Description:
Saint Paul's biggest outdoor beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 8th Annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will feature craft beer sampling, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, food, and a silent auction. Tickets available direct from website.

For more information visit www.stpaulsummerbeerfest.com.

Toggle Event Details

MADA Antiques and Decorative Arts Show

Dates: June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, discount coupon availabe on event's website and at participating antique shops

Description:
The Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association's annual show featuring invited regional dealers with decorative arts and fine antiques for sale for your home and garden. See photos of previous years and a discount on our website, www.mnantiquesdealers.com

For more information visit www.mnantiquesdealers.com or call 612-210-1611.

Toggle Event Details

Region 10 AHA Championship Show

Dates: June 12, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free public admission

For more information visit www.region10arabians.com.

Toggle Event Details

Viking AMCA National Meet

Dates: June 15, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Location: Progress Center & Campgrounds

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

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
Large, indoor and outdoor swap meet. This event also includes an antique motorcycle display of over 150 vintage motorcycles!

For more information visit www.vikingmc.org.

Toggle Event Details

Twin Cities Classic Car Auction

Dates: June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018
Location: Cattle Barn

Toggle Event Details

MSRA Back to the 50's

Dates: June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Location: Fairgrounds

Hours:
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $10, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 43rd Annual Back to the 50's Car Show will feature over 10,000 street rods and custom cars along with commercial vendors, swappers, crafters, entertainment and much mor

For more information visit www.msra.com.

Toggle Event Details

Midsummer Mile

Date: June 28, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

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, Youth Under 14: $15 - 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.

Toggle Event Details

Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair

Dates: June 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Friday: 3:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
$7 on Friday, $5 on Saturday, Children 10 & under Free

Description:
The 27th Annual Twin Cities Book Fair features used, rare, and antiquarian books including illustrated & children's, maps & prints, first editions, Americana, fine bindings, mysteries, private press, and unusual books in many fields.

Toggle Event Details

ZedTown

Dates: June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Location: Grandstand

Upcoming Events

Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale- Spring

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Education Building

More

Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

More