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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

268 Days 23 Hours 38 Mins

Sheep & Goats

The following information has not been updated for 2022. Please check back in the spring and summer for updates. If you’d like to receive State Fair news, sign up for our email list.

Baaaaa! Our wooly sheep friends are at the fair all 12 days. Find them in the Sheep Barn!

2021 Sheep Barn Hours

  • Thursday, Aug. 26: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time due to Livestock Arrival & Departure.
  • Monday, Aug. 30: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time due to Livestock Arrival & Departure.
  • Friday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 4: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time due to Livestock Departure.

To learn about the many benefits sheep provide, pay a visit to the Baa Booth in the Sheep Barn.

And we can’t forget about the lovable goats. Did you know that the Minnesota State Fair has one of the top-ranking dairy goat shows in the nation? Check out these goats, as well as Boer goats, the first four days of the fair in the Robert A. Christensen Pavilion. Boer goats can be found in the Christensen Pavilion the middle four days of the fair as well. Dairy goats will be back the last four days of the fair and can be found in the Sheep Barn. Don’t miss the Goat Booth! Find it in the Sheep & Poultry Barn the last four days of the fair. Interactive displays, hands-on activities and a variety of goat breeds can be found here!

Be sure to check out the daily schedule for exact hours of where and when to find the sheep and goats during the fair, including judging.

Some breeds you might see:

  • Sheep
    • Border Cheviot
    • Columbia
    • Corriedale
    • Dorset
    • Hampshire
    • Lincoln
    • Montadale
    • Rambouillet
    • Southdown
    • Suffolk
  • Boer Goat
  • Dairy Goat
    • Alpine
    • La Mancha
    • Nigerian Dwarf
    • Nubian
    • Overhasli
    • Saanen
    • Toggenburg