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February 2015

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St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat Show

Dates: February 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults: $10, Students (6-17): $6, Kids (5 and under): Free

Description:
The St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait and Boat Expo is Winter’s Biggest Cabin Fever Escape! It’s your once-a-year chance to compare and buy for less. Special attractions and daily stage shows along with continuous daily seminars. Fun for the entire family.

For more information visit www.shamrockprod.com , send an email to info@shamrockprod.com or call (952) 431-9630.

March 2015

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale (Coliseum)

Dates: March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
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 or call (612) 721-8976.

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North Star Roller Girls - Season 9

Date: March 21, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Bout at 7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Trackside Seating - Reserved: $12 Season, $14 Advanced, $16 at the door / General Admission - Arena and Accessible Seating: $14 Season, $12 Advanced, $10 at the door

Description:
The North Star Roller Girls, Minneapolis' own women's flat track roller derby league, are excited to announce their 2014 - 2015 season at the State Fair's Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. The former hockey venue will be trading blades for quad skates as the four home teams battle each other tournament style. The North Stars will also feature bouts with their all-star travel team, the Supernovas, who compete for national rankings.

For more information visit http://www.northstarrollergirls.com , send an email to info@northstarrollergirls.com or call 612-208-9411.

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Saint Paul Osman Shrine Circus

Dates: March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Admission:
$15-$28 reserved seating, 2 years old & younger Free. Discount coupons are available.

Description:
The annual 3-ring Shrine Circus returns to the State Fairgrounds in 2015. Their traditional circus features animals, aerialists, clowns, elephant rides, and other great attractions all at family friendly prices.

For more information visit www.osmancircus.com , send an email to john@osmancircus.com or call (651) 452-5662.

April 2015

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GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular

Dates: April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

Admission:
Adults $12 (16 and over), Children (7-15) $5, 6 and younger are Free Discount coupons available on GSTA website.

Description:
The 59th Annual Rod & Custom Spectacular is the longest running car show in Minnesota and features over 100 of the areas finest customized cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The Gopher State Timing Association supports the Courage Kenny rehabilitation Institute.

For more information visit www.gstarod-custom.com , send an email to president@gstarod-custom.com or call 763-245-4334.

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Tuesday Night Worlds (April)

Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 28, 2015
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

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

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MHAHA Spring Schooling Show

Date: April 18, 2015
Location: AgStar Arena & West Barn

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Description:
WSCA schooling division. Arabian unplugged division.

For more information visit www.mhaha.org , send an email to jskcrutz@comcast.net or call 651-792-5851.

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: Grandstand (1st Floor) & 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 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 , send an email to general@mnantiqueshows.com or call (651) 771-3476.

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Military Relic Show

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
Admission is $5 and 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.battlefieldstore.com.

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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale (Spring)

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
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.

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
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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Munchkin Markets Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015
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.

May 2015

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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
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 2, 2015
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 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 3, 2015
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
Adults $5, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 39th 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 3, 2015
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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Tuesday Night Worlds (May)

Dates: May 5, 2015 - May 19, 2015
Location: Various Roadways (north of Dan Patch Avenue and south of Hoyt Avenue)

Hours:
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

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

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FASH Spring Horse Show

Dates: May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
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 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
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 9, 2015
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 or call (651) 647-9628.

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St. Paul Craftstravaganza

Date: May 9, 2015
Location: Progress Center

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

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 10th 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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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: May 13, 2015 - May 16, 2015
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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MSP Comicon

Dates: May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
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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First Fifty Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 17, 2015
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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MAQHA Corporate Challenge

Dates: May 21, 2015 - May 25, 2015
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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Artists’ Market (Formerly Art on a Line)

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 13th 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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International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
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 30, 2015
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 2015

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The Electric Run

Date: June 5, 2015
Location: Midway Parking Lot

Hours:
TBD

For more information visit www.electricrun.com.

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Parking for MSHSL Track & Field Championships

Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Location: Event: Klas Center @ Hamline University Shuttles to the “Bishop” on Hewitt Avenue

Hours:
Shuttles run from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Description:
Minnesota State Track and Field Championship

For more information visit www.mshsl.org.

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St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

Date: June 6, 2015
Location: International Bazaar

Hours:
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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 direct 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 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015
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 7, 2015
Location: Machinery Hill (Streets north of Randall and south of Hoyt)

Hours:
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 (952) 240-0414.

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Region 10 Pre Show and Championship Show

Dates: June 10, 2015 - June 14, 2015
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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Viking Chapter AMCA National Meet

Dates: June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
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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MSRA Back to the 50's Car Show

Dates: June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
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 42nd 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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Tanbark Horse Show

Dates: June 24, 2015 - June 27, 2015
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 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015
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 25th 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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Pet A Palooza

Date: June 27, 2015
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.

July 2015

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Hmong Festival Parking

Dates: July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Location: Como Park

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

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

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Midsummer Mile

Date: July 8, 2015
Location: Visitors Plaza at Dan Patch Ave. & Underwood Street

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

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

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

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

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The Color Run

Date: July 12, 2015

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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Street Machine & Muscle Car Show

Dates: July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Location: Entire Fairgrounds

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

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

Dates: July 24, 2015 - July 25, 2015
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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North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show

Dates: July 30, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

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

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

September 2015

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Metro Transit Bus Roadeo

Dates: September 17, 2015 - September 24, 2015

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

Description:
Precision driving competition for Metro Transit Bus Operators.

For more information call (612) 349-7400.

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Minnesota 4-H Horse Show

Dates: September 18, 2015 - September 21, 2015
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 19, 2015
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 20, 2015
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 24, 2015 - September 28, 2015
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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Half Price Books Clearance Event

Dates: September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015
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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Munchkin Markets Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015
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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Twin Cities 20th Century Art & Design Show

Dates: September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015
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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State 4-H Dog Show

Dates: September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Location: 4-H Building

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

Admission:
Free public admission

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

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

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Metro Area Children's Water Festival

Date: September 30, 2015
Location: 4-H Building, Baldwin Park, and Home Improvement Building

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

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

For more information visit www.metrocwf.org , send an email to mseveland@co.carver.mn.us or call 507-304-2417 (Madeli.

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Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show

Dates: October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015
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: October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015
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: October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015
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: October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015
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 4, 2015
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.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: October 7, 2015 - October 10, 2015
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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Twin Cities Oktoberfest

Dates: October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Location: Progress Center

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

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

Description:
Release your inner German at Twin Cities OktoberFest. Featuring Summit OktoberFest beer with other fine Summit beers, Pedroncelli wines, traditional OktoberFest music, food and dance entertainment, games & more!

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

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MN Comic Book Association’s Fallcon

Date: October 10, 2015
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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Minnesota Beef Expo

Dates: October 15, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

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Twin Cities Book Festival

Date: October 17, 2015
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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Park & Ride for Zoo Boo at Como Zoo

Dates: October 17, 2015 - October 25, 2015

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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Roadsters Swap Meet

Date: October 18, 2015
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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Weapons Collectors Show & Sale

Dates: October 31, 2015 - November 1, 2015
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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