There is no fee to enter the Ag-Hort-Bee competition.
Yes. Exhibitors must be bona fide residents of Minnesota. Crop Art is the only exception where there are two “out-of-state” classes.
Please consult the crop art premium book for the full list of acceptable materials.
Crop plants shall be those specimens grown in Minnesota. White rice and sesame seeds can not be used. The superintendent shall be the final authority regarding crops grown in Minnesota.
Unless specifically noted, framing is optional, but exhibit must appear finished overall.
The Minnesota State Fair cooperates with the International Cold-Climate Wine Competition, sponsored by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and the University of Minnesota.
The competition will be hosted by those organizations, and the winners will be displayed at the Minnesota State Fair.
No. Exhibitors delivering items for competition during the fair will be sent credentials and instructions for the delivery procedure.
All entries must be delivered during specified dates and times, with the exception of fruit & wine and crop art & scarecrow. These entries may be mailed to the superintendent at the fairgrounds. Please see the premium book for exact instructions.