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Events Department

(651) 288-4400
events@mnstatefair.org

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May 2018

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Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series - May

Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Location: Various Roadways

Hours:
May 1
5:30 - 9 PM
May 8
5:30 - 9 PM
May 15
5:30 - 9 PM

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

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

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Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Dates: May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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.

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Street Heat Car Show

Date: May 5, 2018
Location: West End Market

Hours:
Saturday
9 AM - 6 PM

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Northland Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Show

Date: May 6, 2018
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.northlandantiqueshow.com.

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Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 6, 2018
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 Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

For more information visit www.gopherstatebuick.org.

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YMCA Garage Sale

Dates: May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Location: Merchandise Mart

Hours:
Thurs.
May 10th : 9am to 7:30pm
Fri.
May 11th : 9am to 7:30pm
Sat.
May 12th : 8am to 4pm

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.

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Minnesota in May BBQ Contest

Dates: May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Location: Campgrounds

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 or send an email to John Scharfbillig, Cell (651) 295-7165.

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Friends School Plant Sale

Dates: May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
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 , send an email to info@friendsschoolplantsale.com or call (651) 917-0636.

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Model Railroad & Hobby Sale

Date: May 12, 2018
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.

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MSP Comicon

Dates: May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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 or call (612) 616-5688.

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First Fifty Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 20, 2018
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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Riders & Ribbons Horse Show

Date: May 20, 2018
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.

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Soundset

Date: May 27, 2018
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 send an email to info@soundsetfestival.com.

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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