Photo of 4-Hers grilling by the Warner Coliseum

New Competitions

4-H Minnesota Meat Grilling Contest: Teams of 4-H'ers are given 30 minutes to prepare and grill Minnesota-grown meat and are judged on taste, appearance and knowledge of nutrition. Their final product, incorporating competitors’ choice of processed rubs and seasonings, can be the grilled meat itself or the grilled meat worked into a salad creation. (Friday-Sunday, Aug. 26-28, outside the northeast corner of the Warner Coliseum; times vary. Details at

Draft Horse Barrel Racing:  Known for being regal and majestic, draft horses will stretch out their stride and thunder around barrels in this competition making its debut at the State Fair. See these gentle giants as you’ve never seen them before! (11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Warner Coliseum)