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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

280 Days 16 Hours 18 Mins

Animals

Cattle

From the Moo Booth to the Cattle Barn to the Coliseum and everywhere in between, beef and dairy cattle can be found all 12 days of the fair. If you’re looking to see cattle of every color and breed, make sure to stop by the Cattle Barn. 2019 Cattle Barn Hours Thursday, Aug. 22: 9 […]

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Horses

A wide variety of horses can be seen every day throughout the fair, and it’s your opportunity to learn about these majestic creatures up-close. Find horses daily in the Horse Barn, but be aware of early closing times on certain days! 2019 Horse Barn Hours Thursday, Aug. 22: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. […]

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Llamas & Alpacas

Llamas and alpacas are some of the coolest creatures to walk the fairgrounds, and you can see them up close beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the Horse Barn and Compeer Arena (formerly AgStar Arena). And stop by the insanely popular Llama Costume Contest beginning at 6 p.m. that night in Compeer Arena. Don’t miss your […]

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Pets & Other Critters

Our fine feathery, furry and scaly friends also gather at the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Look up, down and all around the fairgrounds for birds of prey flying demonstrations, 40 species of Minnesota fish in the DNR Fish Pond, can-do canines and adorable purebreds, and come eye to eye with butterflies, snakes and dozens of reptiles. […]

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Poultry

Head on over to the Poultry Barn to witness some of the coolest – and noisiest – animals on the fairgrounds. 2019 Poultry Barn Hours Thursday, Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: 8 a.m. to […]

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Rabbits

Take a trip down to the livestock area to see some of the cutest and furriest animals – the rabbits. 4-H rabbits can be found in the Sheep & Poultry barns the first four days of the fair. To see a sampling of various breeds of rabbits, check out the Hop, Flop & Sniff Rabbit […]

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Sheep & Goats

Baaaaa! Our wooly sheep friends are at the fair all 12 days. Find them in the Sheep Barn! 2019 Sheep Barn Hours Thursday, Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note […]

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Swine

A trip to the fair isn’t complete without seeing the traditional largest boar, which is on display all 12 days of the fair in the Robert A. Christensen Pavilion (formerly the Swine Barn). While you’re there, see the various breeds of swine on display – and potentially in competition! Also in the Christensen Pavilion is […]

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