Little Farm Hands
A free and educational journey through this mock farm takes kids through the agricultural process—planting crops, milking cows, driving tractors, selling goods at the farmers market and spending earnings at the grocery store.
The North Woods
The tastes and adventures of greater Minnesota come to life with lumberjack shows, Ron Schara’s Minnesota Bound experience and more. Click here for a complete schedule.
Itʼs a dogʼs life at the Pet Center where four-legged friends are the featured attraction. Watch pet surgery and canine agility demonstrations, visit with your favorite breeds and bring home a treat for the furry friends in your life.
Giant Sing Along
A participatory public art installation, the Giant Sing Along offers an opportunity for fair guests to do something together. A field of microphones will welcome everyone to sing their lungs out to this year's voted hits, karaoke style.
This award-winning exhibit is interactive, informative and designed to educate visitors about green living, alternative fuels, organic food and renewable energy. Visit ecoexperience.org for details.
Extreme skateboarders, BMX bikers and in-line skaters perform stunts and tricks daily. New in 2012: Take a lesson from these pros at the 3rd Lair Skatepark. Click here for The X-Zone schedule.
Meander through this monumental inflatable sculpture as soaring domes and a dazzling maze of tunnels immerse you in the unexpected beauty of light and color. Hailed as a can’t-miss “sanctuary of the senses,” this 11,000-square-foot Luminarium is a creation of Architects of Air, based in the United Kingdom. It’s open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. all 12 days of the fair. Admission is $4; children under 5 are free. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.) The Luminarium is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit architects-of-air.com.