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Events Department

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September 2014

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Minnesota 4-H Horse Show

Dates: September 12, 2014 - September 15, 2014
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 13, 2014
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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Parking for Replacements Concert at Midway Stadium

Date: September 13, 2014
Location: Block 55 - Como Ave Parking Lot

Hours:
5:00 p.m.- Midnight

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Motorcycle Swap Meet

Date: September 14, 2014
Location: North Parking Lots

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

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 moneil2@comcast.net or call (651) 636-5492.

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Women’s Life and Style Expo/Health and Wellness Expo

Dates: September 14, 2014 - September 15, 2014

Admission:
Free

For more information visit www.womenslifeandstyleexpo.com or call 480-288-5800.

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Western Saddle Club Horse Show

Dates: September 18, 2014 - September 22, 2014
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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Metro Transit Bus Roadeo

Dates: September 18, 2014 - September 25, 2014

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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Community Cleanup Event

Date: September 20, 2014
Location: North Lots

Hours:
Drop-Off Times: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description:
Annual neighborhood cleanup event for residents of Hamline Midway, Union Park, Como Park, St. Anthony Park & the city of Falcon Heights.

For more information call (651) 494-7682.

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Antique Mission Furniture Show

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
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:
Participating will be approximately 60 dealers from across the country offering antiques from such makers as Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Rookwood, Minneapolis Handicraft Guild and more, as well as high quality reproductions from the era. The show features furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting, as well as an extensive selection of reference materials on the period.

For more information visit www.eastwoodgallery.com/twin-cities-show.html or call (651) 695-1902.

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Munchkin Markets Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
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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State 4-H Dog Show

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
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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Minnesota Reptile Show and Sale

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Location: Merchandise Mart

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

Admission:
1 Day Ticket Pass - Adults= $8.00, Kids (5-10)=$3.00, Children 4 & under= FREE 2 Day Ticket Pass - Adults= $12.00, Kids (5-10)= $5.00, Children 4 & under= FREE

Description:
A reptile tradeshow where vendors from all over the Midwest bring their animals they have bred to sell at discounted prices. Animals include: geckos, snakes, frogs, turtles, lizards, tortoises, arachnids, feeders (live & frozen), supplies and much much more!

For more information visit mnreptileshow.com , send an email to info@mnreptileshow.com or call 913-609-9343.

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Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show

Dates: September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
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:
300-400 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: September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $5, 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: September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
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: September 28, 2014
Location: North Parking Lots

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

Admission:
Adults $5, Seniors 62 & over $2, Children 12 & 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 1994 and older, plus one People's Choice trophy.

For more information visit www.midwestswapmeet.com or call 651-699-5997.

October 2014

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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: 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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MNLA Snow Day

Date: October 2, 2014
Location: Dairy Building

Hours:
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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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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Orange & Black

Date: October 11, 2014
Location: Merchandise Mart

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

Admission:
Tickets are $5, children 12 and under are Free. Tickets available at the door, cash only.

Description:
A love fest of all things Halloween! Orange and Black is a Halloween shopping event featuring one of a kind Hallowed art, wizardly crafts, delicious treats, festive vintage finds, spooky good primitives, and bewitching jewelry from unique hand-picked vendors. Join us...if you dare!

For more information visit www.facebook.com/hioandb , send an email to hioandb@gmail.com or call 651-699-4253.

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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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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.

November 2014

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Prime Promotions - Fall Antique Show

Dates: November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

Admission:
$6.00 adult, children 12 and under FREE, $1.00 coupon found on website

Description:
Prime Promotions, Inc. announces the Fall Antique Show inside the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Warner Coliseum building. 100+ antique dealers exhibiting a unique blend of antique furniture and collectables. Discount coupons are available from website. Interested dealers please visit our website or contact us directly.

For more information visit www.mnantiqueshows.com , send an email to general@mnantiqueshows.com or call 651-771-3476.

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Christmasota

Dates: November 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Location: Pet Center, Various Roadways

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

For more information visit www.christmasota.com or send an email to mark@serenityventuregroup.com.

Upcoming Events

Minnesota 4-H Horse Show

Dates: September 12, 2014 - September 15, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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Model Railroad Show & Sale

Date: September 13, 2014
Location: Education Building

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