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Events Department

(651) 288-4306
events@mnstatefair.org

Events Calendar

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September 2014

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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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Twin Cities 20th Century Art & Design Sale

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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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.

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Minnesota Harvest Horse Show - Featuring Grand Prix Show Jumping

Dates: September 30, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.
Grand Prix - Saturday
Oct. 4
Doors open: 5:30
Activities begin: 6:30
Show starts: 7:30

Admission:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show: Free Admission; Grand Prix: General Admission - $14 at the door, $12 advanced (online); Children 10 and under - Free; Groups of 20+ receive a 10% discount (at the door only); Parking is free for both events

Description:
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show: Specializing in English Saddle Hunter/Jumper events. Grand Prix: Spectacular night of Grand Prix show jumping that benefits We-Can-Ride, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. The thrill of speed, challenging big jumps and plenty of beautiful horses will have you on the edge of your seat as you witness show jumping like you have never seen.

For more information visit www.minnesotaharvesthorseshow.com.

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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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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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.

Upcoming Events

Community Cleanup Event

Date: September 20, 2014
Location: North Lots

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Twin Cities 20th Century Art & Design Sale

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Location: Progress Center

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