4-H’ers exhibit and participate in a variety of competitions and demonstrations at the Minnesota State Fair.
Minnesota residents compete to showcase their agricultural, horticultural and bee culture skills.
Performers compete for the right to be named Minnesota’s top talent and perform at the Grandstand.
The "Best Awards" honor the most exceptional vendors at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Minnesota residents compete in the annual exhibition of the finest needlework, handcrafts, baking, canning and more.
FFA members compete in a variety of livestock and non-livestock agriculture competitions.
Minnesota residents compete to participate in the fair’s annual art exhibit in the Fine Arts Center.
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.
K–12 students compete to participate in the fair’s annual exhibition of art and technology in the Education Building.
Exhibitors showcase their livestock in a quest for ribbons, premiums and bragging rights.
Livestock and horse exhibitors who wish to park their camping and RV units on the fairgrounds must complete an Overnight Livestock Parking Reservation request.
High school marching bands perform during the daily parade through the streets of the fairgrounds.
1,500 participants compete in this annual 5k run that begins and ends at the fairgrounds.