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April 2014

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: April 18, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Location: Grandstand (1st Floor) & Midway Lot

Hours:
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under are free

Description:
400+ 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 , send an email to general@mnantiqueshows.com or call (651) 771-3476.

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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

Admission:
$10 Adults, Youth (6-12) and Seniors (62+) $6, Children 5 and under FREE

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. PRCA Rodeo: Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. Box Seat: $12 Reserved A: $8 (Section 1 ,2,3,13,14,15) Reserved B: $6 (Sections 16-28) Reserved C: $4 (Sections 4-12)

For more information visit www.mnhorseexpo.org or call (952) 922-8666.

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Straw Bale Garden Day

Date: April 26, 2014
Location: Block 8-9 (North Parking Lot)

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Description:
Presentations every hour to teach you the basics (last presentation starts at 2 p.m.). All the supplies available on the site, bales for pickup or delivery. An example garden will be set up for demonstration. Joel Karsten will sign copies of his best selling book “Straw Bale Gardens.”

For more information visit www.strawbalegardens.com or call 651-470-2096.

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Munchkin Markets Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: April 26, 2014 - April 27, 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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Minnesota Reptile Show and Sale

Dates: April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location: Merchandise Mart

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

Admission:
Tickets for sale at the show! 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.

May 2014

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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014
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 or call (763) 755-1698.

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No Kill Walk for the Animals

Date: May 3, 2014
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description:
This is a gathering of No Kill Rescues and related vendors who are walking to raise money for the No Kill Rescues and to highlight the important role they play in rehoming unwanted and homeless animals.

For more information visit www.facebook/nokillwalkfortheanimals or send an email to mnnokillrescuealliance@comcast.net.

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Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 4, 2014
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 38th 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.northlandantiquetoyshow.com , send an email to bmanella@comcast.net or call (763) 560-4290.

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Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 4, 2014
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall Ave.)

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

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 1,000 cars. All makes and models of show vehicles 2000 & older plus any year show Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

For more information visit www.gopherstatebuick.org or call (651) 770-8096.

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FASH Spring Horse Show

Dates: May 8, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
English horse show where amateurs and professionals show American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies.

For more information visit www.fashhorseshow.com , send an email to steph.peterson51@gmail.com or call 612-708-9753.

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Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014
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.

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Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 10, 2014
Location: Education Building

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

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 7 & 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. Operating layouts, kids play area and more!

For more information visit www.tcmrm.org or call (651) 647-9628.

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St. Paul Craftstravaganza

Date: May 10, 2014
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 9th annual Craftstravaganza will feature over 90 vendors selling handmade crafts, plus free hands-on workshops to learn crafty skills of your own!

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

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Agriculture Alive Field Day

Date: May 14, 2014
Location: CHS Miracle of Birth Center & Warner Coliseum

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free-must register

Description:
This is a FREE special opportunity for metro area third graders. FFA student leaders from Morris Area High School and Dassel-Cokato High School will lead third grade students through interactive learning stations focusing on agricultural crops and livestock animals. The third grade students will have the opportunity to see, touch, hear and smell the crops and animals that are the source of their food and many other products. Learning activities will connect to Minnesota’s third grade academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, math and health/nutrition.

For more information send an email to nmoretenson@morris.k12.mn.us or call 320-589-4400 ext 218.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: May 14, 2014 - May 17, 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) 442-7226.

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Art On A Line

Dates: May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 12th 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.

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MN Comic Book Association’s Springcon

Dates: May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Grandstand

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

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $12/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.midwestcomicbook.com , send an email to MNCBA@aol.com or call (612) 237-1801.

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Women’s Life and Style Expo/Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Exchange

Dates: May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The ULTIMATE weekend out for women! Come enjoy a festive atmosphere where YOU are the top priority. Enjoy unique shopping, beauty tips, cool jewelry, women’s accessories, health screenings and a weekend filled with fun. Shop for trendy fashions, jewelry and hip handbags. Sample gourmet treats and spoil yourself with a makeover. You’ll enjoy plenty of personal attention from a variety of experts! Learn the new financial aspects of investing in your future in today’s economic climate. Become energized and feel like a new woman! Share in the fun...grab a friend, mark your calendar and plan to attend our exciting show, the Women’s Life and Style Expo! Held as annual events in Saint Paul and in combination with the Health and Wellness Expo, the Women’s Life and Style Expo brings together an extensive variety of services and products for today’s women. Our exhibitors feature everything from jewelry and health products to crafts, fitness and beauty products, food and wine sampling, business products and information, home accessories, hair care, cosmetics, fashion and much more! Don’t miss the expo, parking is complimentary and fun awaits you! There’s no better reason to get out with your friends and explore what’s NEW and exciting! Our fine exhibitors each contribute fantastic door prizes which all attendees are eligible to win.

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

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Walkabout Tour featuring Clinton Anderson

Dates: May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Doors Open at 8 a.m. for “No Worries” Club Members
8:15 a.m. for general admission
Will Call open at 7 a.m.

Admission:
$25 for the weekend if ordered in advance, $50 for the weekend at the door, Children 12 and under are Free.

Description:
Whether you ride English, Western or just love to hit the trails, learn how the man behind the method uses his techniques every single day to develop respectful and fun horses. Watch in awe as Clinton puts one of his standout horses through their paces during a spectacular demonstration. Learn as Clinton shows you how to start the program in the roundpen with a horse that’s never even heard of the method. Performing maneuvers from both the English and Western worlds including sidepasses, spins, tempi flying changes and sliding stops, Clinton and his horse are bound to thrill. There are not behind the barn secrets with Clinton. Come see two full days of demonstrations using three problem horses form the local area. Clinton performs to sell-out crowds so buy your tickets now.

For more information visit www.downunderhorsemanship.com or call 888-287-7432.

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First Fifty Auto Parts Sale & Swap Meet

Date: May 18, 2014
Location: Parking lots north of Hoyt Ave.

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.

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Minnesota Cheese Festival

Date: May 18, 2014
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Admission:
$35 in advance (Eventbrite), $40 at the gate

Description:
Blues and bluegrass music, along with the finest artisan cheesemakers and food producers in the upper midwest. Cheesemaking demonstrations, beer and wine pairing sessions and more! Session 1: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Session 2: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

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

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MAQHA Corporate Challenge

Dates: May 22, 2014 - May 26, 2014
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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International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dates: May 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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.

For more information visit www.intergem.com or call (301) 294-1640.

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Baby Steps 3K

Date: May 31, 2014
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
3K walk: 9:00 a.m.
Party: 10:00 a.m.

Admission:
Walk & Party: $15 per adult, $10 per child (up to 10 years old) Party only: $8 per adult, $4 per child (up to 10 years old Children under 2 years old FREE!

Description:
Join us for this fun event to celebrate, educate, and raise funds for the neonatal program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN. All ages welcome for the 3K walk around the fairgrounds. Stick around after the walk for a snack, face painting, inflatable castles, and more!

For more information visit http://babysteps.childrensmn.org/ , send an email to briana.oakes@childrensmn.org or call 651-855-2800.

June 2014

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The Electric Run

Date: June 6, 2014
Location: Midway Parking Lot

Hours:
TBD

For more information visit www.electricrun.com , send an email to info@electricrun.com or call (801) 707-0778.

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St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

Date: June 7, 2014
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (VIP at 1:00 p.m.)

Admission:
Advance tickets (Regular): $40, Advance tickets (VIP): $60, At the Gate (Regular): $50, At the Gate ($70), Designated Drivers: $10

Description:
Saint Paul's biggest outdoor beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 6th Annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will feature craft beer sampling, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, food, and a silent auction. Tickets available directly from website.

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

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MN Antiques Dealers Show & Sale

Dates: June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014
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.

For more information visit www.mnantiquesdealers.com , send an email to MNantiques@gmail.com or call (651) 430-0095.

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GMCCA Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: June 8, 2014
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall and south of Hoyt)

Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Description:
This show is sponsored by 12 area car clubs and features a unique collection of GM cars and trucks.

For more information visit www.gmcca.com , send an email to cljohnson99@gmail.com or call (763) 350-2018.

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The State Fair Affair

Date: June 10, 2014
Location: Various roadways north of Dan Patch Ave.

Description:
Category 6 Racing Squad bike race

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MacQueen Equipment Training Expo

Date: June 10, 2014

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Region 10 Arabian Horse Show

Dates: June 11, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
An all-Arabian horse show which is open to the public.

For more information visit www.region10arabians.com.

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Junk Society presents New Found Glory

Dates: June 12, 2014 - June 14, 2014
Location: Education Building

Hours:
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission:
General Admission: $5, First Pickers Preview: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Thursday is $12 (includes admission for Friday & Saturday) Children 12 and under: Free, Tickets are available for purchase on our website or at the door.

Description:
Calling all Pickers, Junkers & Flea Market Lovers...Introducing New Found Glory, a special event featuring vendors of antiques, primitives, jewelry, junk, art upcycled items, salvage and all things rusty. Get ready to hunt and deal!

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

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Viking Chapter AMCA National Meet

Dates: June 13, 2014 - June 14, 2014
Location: Progress Center

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 , send an email to moneil2@comcast.net or call 612-508-4855.

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Novice Autocross

Date: June 15, 2014
Location: Block 27 (Robin Lot)

Hours:
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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The State Fair Affair

Date: June 17, 2014
Location: Various roadways north of Dan Patch Ave.

Description:
Category 6 Racing Squad bike race

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MSRA Back to the 50's Car Show

Dates: June 20, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Location: Entire 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 41st 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 more.

For more information visit www.msra.com or call (651) 641-1992.

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The State Fair Affair

Date: June 24, 2014
Location: Various roadways north of Dan Patch Ave.

Description:
Category 6 Racing Squad bike race

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Tanbark Horse Show

Dates: June 25, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free

Description:
Tanbark is Minnesota's largest and most competitive Saddlebred and Hackney Pony Horse Show. This show features world, national and state champions. There will also be a silent auction to benefit The We Can Ride, Inc. and the show will host a special "Pink Ribbon" class to benefit The Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. Come watch some beautiful horses and ponies and join in on all the excitement and fun!

For more information visit www.horseshowcalendar.com , send an email to Douglas.A.Lindstrom@wellsfargo.com or call (715) 386-3966.

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Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair

Dates: June 27, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
$6 on Friday, $5 on Saturday, Children 10 & under Free

Description:
The 24th 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.

For more information visit www.mwaba.com , send an email to Rulon@Rulon.com or call 651-290-0700.

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Star of the North Antique Show

Dates: June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Location: Education Building

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

Admission:
$6- Good for all three days

For more information visit www.iridescenthouse.com or call (507) 269-1473.

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Pet A Palooza

Date: June 28, 2014
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall Ave.)

Hours:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Description:
CBS Radio is pleased to bring you Pet-a-Palooza presented by The Urban Dog and brought to you by University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center! Pet-a-Palooza is a gift to you…the pet owner, to celebrate our love affair with pets. It’s free to attend, free parking. Enjoy Live Music, Pet Entertainment, Kids Area, Exhibitors, and more! Visit the many pet adoption and rescue organizations and start the process of adopting a new pet for your family.

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Minnesota Reptile Show and Sale

Dates: June 28, 2014 - June 29, 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.

July 2014

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Midsummer Mile

Date: July 9, 2014
Location: Visitors Plaza at Dan Patch Ave. & Underwood Street

Hours:
Registration 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Race 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Admission:
$20 in advance, $25 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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The Color Run

Date: July 13, 2014

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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Car Craft Summer Nationals Car Show

Dates: July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Location: Entire Fairgrounds

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 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 19 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, Real Street Eliminator, 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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42nd BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally

Dates: July 24, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Location: Entire Fairgrounds

Admission:
Members: $60.00, Non-members: $80:00. Admission is for the entire event.

Description:
Annual gathering of BMW motorcycle enthusiasts. Event price includes Camping, Vendors, seminars, concerts, and all rally activities. For more information or to register visit the website link below.

For more information visit http://bmwmoa.org/therally.

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North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show

Dates: July 31, 2014 - August 3, 2014
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.

August 2014

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St. Paul SkirtChaser 5K

Date: August 2, 2014
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Description:
Join us on Saturday, August 2, 2014 for the Skirt Sports Skirt Chaser 5k St. Paul. Women start first at 5 pm (wearing Skirt Sports of course!). 3 minutes later, the Chaser wave follows. It’s a party that just happens to have a 5k! Whether you love running or playing (or both), be prepared to push your limits on the road and the dance floor. If you’re single, then wear a sign (or one of our stickers) on your back to show that you’re looking for love!

For more information visit www.skirtchaser5k.com , send an email to kris@vptemporaces.com or call 612-812-6696.

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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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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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

Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: April 18, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Location: Grandstand (1st Floor) & Midway Lot

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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