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Events Department

(651) 288-4400
events@mnstatefair.org

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April 2017

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Saint Paul Osman Shrine Circus

Dates: March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

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-$33 reserved seating, 2 years old & younger Free. Discount coupons are available.

Description:
The annual 3-ring Shrine Circus returns to the State Fairgrounds in 2017. 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 or call (651) 452-5662 john@.

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Dog Olympics

Date: April 8, 2017
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM

Admission:
$10 at the door or $10 online (plus processing fee) - but will reserve your spot in competitions

Description:
Come join us for the annual Dog Olympics hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine! We will have demonstrations from the Minnesota Disc Dog, Ramsey County police dogs, Northstar Rottweiler Club, a demonstration on duck, community and club booths. In addition, there will be various competitions including an obstacle course, costume contest and best trick contest! Some of the all day events include a meet & greet with adoptable dogs, fun games with prizes, homemade dog treats for sale, kittens for adoption, and much more!

For more information visit sites.google.com/site/umndogolympics/home.

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GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular

Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
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 Annual Rod & Custom Spectacular is the longest running car show in Minnesota and features 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 or call 763-245-4334 preside.

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Tuesday Night Worlds (April)

Dates: April 11, 2017 - April 25, 2017
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
April 11
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
April 18
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
April 25
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Admission:
$22 first race

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

For more information visit www.endurancepromotions.com or call endurancepromotions@.

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 5

Date: April 15, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

Description:
The North Star Roller Girls, Minneapolis' own women's flat track roller derby league, are excited to announce their 2016 - 2017 season at the State Fair's Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum. Bout 5: Chariots of Ire (Home Team Championships)

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Gopher Criterium

Date: April 16, 2017
Location: Roadways (less than 5K)

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MHAHA Spring Horse Show

Date: April 22, 2017
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
8 AM - 7 PM

Admission:
Free to Public

Description:
WSCA schooling division. Arabian unplugged division, Trail Section

For more information visit www.mhaha.org or call 651-792-5851.

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Comcast Cares Day

Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Dairy Building

Hours:
7:30 AM - 12 PM

Description:
Comcast employees and their families participate in various volunteer programs nationally . At the fairgrounds, volunteers will pack welcome kits for families in transitional housing.

For more information visit http://corporate.comcast.com or call Dave_nyberg@comast.c.

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Dates: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults $7, 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 or call Phone (651) 771-3476.

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Minneapolis- St. Paul Military Relic & Collector Show

Dates: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Admission:
$6; 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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MWCA Weapons Show & Sale

Dates: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
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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Como Zoo Park and Ride

Dates: April 22, 2017 - August 6, 2017

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MN FFA Livestock, Horse & Dairy Judging

Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
6:30 AM - 1 PM

Description:
State FFA Convention - Dairy Cattle, General Livestock and Horse Judging

For more information call 612-269-1742.

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State FFA Convention

Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
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:
Admission: $11 Adults, Youth (6-12) and Seniors (62+) $7, Children 5 & under FREE Tickets available online at mnhorseexpo.org

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.

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

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Craftstravaganza

Date: April 29, 2017
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
10 AM - 5 PM

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 12th annual Craftstravaganza will feature over 90 vendors selling handmade crafts, plus free hands-on workshops to learn crafty skills of your own! Free swag bag for first 100 shoppers!

For more information visit www.craftstravaganza.com or call craftstravaganza@gma.

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Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale

Dates: April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
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 or call (651) 253-0897 or kr.

Upcoming Events

Bus Parking for Roy Griak Invitational

Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Block 55

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State 4-H Dog Show

Dates: September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Location: 4-H Building

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