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April 2018

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Saint Paul Osman Shrine Circus

Dates: April 5, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum

Hours:
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 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. Discounts are available from several sources. Tickets may be purchased at www.osmancircus.com or 1-800-8-CIRCUS or at the door.

Description:
The annual 3-ring Shrine Circus returns to the State Fairgrounds in 2018. 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.

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GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular

Dates: April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
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 send an email to president@gstarod-custom.com.

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Dog Olympics

Date: April 15, 2018
Location: AgStar Arena

Hours:
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 https://sites.google.com/site/umndogolympics/home.

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Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series - April

Dates: April 17, 2018 - April 24, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
April 17 - 5:30 PM - 9 PM
April 24 - 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Admission:
$25 first race

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

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

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MHAHA Spring Horse Show

Date: April 21, 2018
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.

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Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market -Spring

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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 (651) 771-3476.

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Minneapolis- St. Paul Military Relic & Collector Show- Spring

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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.mspmilitaryshow.com , send an email to jdudl10415@aol.com or call (612) 801-4673.

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MWCA Weapons Show & Sale

Dates: April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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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Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale- Spring

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
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 send an email to kristal@munchkinmarkets.com.

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Hours:
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Admission: $13 Adults, Youth (6-12) and Seniors (62+) $9, Children 5 & under FREE. <br />Tickets available online at www.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 877-462-8758.

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Horsing Around Spring Festival

Date: April 28, 2018
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Saturday
9 AM - 4 PM

Admission:
Free

Description:
Come join us for a family fun day out at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Come shop some of your local small business, and bring the kids out to do arts,crafts, get their face painted and jump in our inflatable jump house. We have something for everyone.

For more information visit www.athomecreationsllc.com or call 651-587-6631.

Upcoming Events

Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale- Spring

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Education Building

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Minnesota Horse Expo

Dates: April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

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