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Events Department

(651) 288-4400
events@mnstatefair.org

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May 2017

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Como Zoo Park and Ride

Dates: April 22, 2017 - August 6, 2017

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Tuesday Night Worlds (May)

Dates: May 2, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
May 2
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 9
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 16
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 30
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
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 715-643-2494.

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Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 7, 2017
Location: Progress Center

Hours:
9 AM - 3 PM

Admission:
Adults $6, Children 12 & under Free

Description:
The 41st 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.

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Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 7, 2017
Location: Machinery Hill

Hours:
7 AM - 3 PM

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 750 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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Urban Ag in the Classroom

Dates: May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017
Location: Miracle of Birth Center

Hours:
8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Admission:
Free - Attendees must register

Description:
FFA student leaders from Morris Area High School and Dasse-Cokato High School will lead third grade students through interactive learning stations focusing on agricultural crops and livestock animals. Third grade student will have 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 Minnesotas third grade academic standards n sciences, social studies, language arts, math and health/nutrition.

For more information call nmortenson@morris.k1.

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FASH Spring Horse Show

Dates: May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
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 or call 612-708-9753 or step.

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Minnesota in May BBQ Contest

Dates: May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Location: Campgrounds

Hours:
8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Description:
MN in May is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event that also features a backyard cookers competition. Some of the top pitmasters in the midwest will be onsite cooking and competing for Grand Champion. There will be food vendors onsite and it is free to walk around and explore and visit with the cook teams!

For more information visit http://mnbbqsociety.com/contests/kcbs-contest/?post=1622.

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Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
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 or call (651) 917-0636 or in.

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Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 13, 2017
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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Camp Widjiwagan & du Nord Garage Sale

Dates: May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Thursday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 or call 651-442-7226 or info.

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Artists' Market

Dates: May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Location: Fine Arts Center

Hours:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4L00 p.m.

Admission:
Free

Description:
The 15th 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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Major Appliance Liquidation Sale

Dates: May 19, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Location: Education Building

Hours:
11 AM - 7 PM Daily
Closed Sunday
May 28

Admission:
Free

Description:
Thousands of appliances by major manufacturers. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, wall ovens, cook tops, wine coolers, microwaves and more! Delivery is available. Merchandise must be removed within 48 hours. Event is sponsored by ApplianceSmart.

For more information visit www.appliancesmart.com.

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MSP Comicon

Dates: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Location: Grandstand

Hours:
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission:
Tickets available at the door for $14/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.mcbacomicons.com.

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Riders & Ribbons Horse Show

Date: May 21, 2017
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
9 AM - 4 PM

Admission:
Free to Spectators

Description:
Riders & RIbbons are horse shows for riders in lesson programs to test their skills by competing in a safe inspiring environment.

For more information call 651-303-2511.

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First Fifty Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 21, 2017
Location: North Lots

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.

For more information visit www.firstfiftyautoclub.com.

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Soundset

Date: May 28, 2017
Location: Midway Lot

Hours:
Gates open at 11:00 AM and ends by 9:30 PM

Admission:
Visit www.soundsetfestival.com for admission information.

For more information visit http://www.soundsetfestival.com or call info@soundsetfestiva.

Upcoming Events

Jingle Bell 5K Race

Date: November 18, 2017
Location: Various Roadways

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North Star Roller Girls- Bout 1

Date: November 18, 2017
Location: Warner Coliseum

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