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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

120 Days 9 Hours 19 Mins



4-H’ers exhibit and participate in a variety of competitions and demonstrations at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Minnesota residents compete to showcase their agricultural, horticultural and bee culture skills.

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Amateur Talent Contests

Performers compete for the right to be named Minnesota’s top talent and perform at the Grandstand.

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2019 Best Award Winners group shot taken at the International Bazaar

Best Awards

The "Best Awards" honor the most exceptional vendors at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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Creative Activities

Minnesota residents compete in the annual exhibition of the finest needlework, handcrafts, baking, canning and more.

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FFA members compete in a variety of livestock and non-livestock agriculture competitions.

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paintings hung in the Fine Arts Center

Fine Arts

Minnesota residents compete to participate in the fair’s annual art exhibit in the Fine Arts Center.

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One of the premier horse expositions in the Upper Midwest, he Minnesota State Fair Horse Show features a variety of horse breed and horse discipline competitions.

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K-12 Competition

K–12 students compete to participate in the fair’s annual exhibition of art and technology in the Education Building.

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Livestock Exhibitors

Exhibitors showcase their livestock in a quest for ribbons, premiums and bragging rights.

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Livestock Vehicle Admission & Overnight Parking

Livestock and horse exhibitors who wish to park their camping and RV units on the fairgrounds must complete an Overnight Livestock Parking Reservation request.

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The Minnesota State Fair is excited to present free livestreams of our draft horse shows and livestock shows.

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Marching Bands

High school marching bands perform during the daily parade through the streets of the fairgrounds.

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Milk Run 5K Race

2,000 participants compete in this annual 5k run that winds through the fairgrounds.

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