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Events Department

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Events Calendar

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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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Community Cleanup Event

Date: September 26, 2015
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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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 952-687-7586.

October 2015

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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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Minnesota Harvest Horse Show

Dates: October 6, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Admission:
Free public admission

Description:
Midstates Horse Shows specialize in English Saddle Hunter/Jumper events.

For more information visit www.minnesotaharvesthorseshow.com or call (352) 875-8446.

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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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Midwest Home Show

Dates: October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri-Sun)

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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.mcbacomicons.com , send an email to mcbaquestions@gmail.com or call (651) 276-0094 .

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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.

November 2015

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North Star Roller Girls -Season 10

Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

December 2015

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North Star Roller Girls - Season 10

Date: December 5, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum

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

Upcoming Events

Metro Transit Bus Roadeo

Dates: September 17, 2015 - September 24, 2015

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Minnesota 4-H Horse Show

Dates: September 18, 2015 - September 21, 2015
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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