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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

333 Days 3 Hours 2 Mins

Vegetable & Potato

2020 Vegetable & Potato

The 2020 State Fair competitions have been canceled, but select virtual showcases will be held. Learn more.

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Competitions for amateur exhibitors including standard vegetable and potato categories, decorated squash and pumpkins, as well as “giant” vegetable contests.

Vegetable & Potato – Divisions, Rules & Premiums (PDF 213k)

Registration

Opens: Monday, May 4

Entry Deadline: Monday, Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Delivery & Return

DELIVERY

  • Giant Pumpkin Contest: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3-7 p.m.
  • Potatoes: Thursday, Aug. 27, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Vegetable Group One: Thursday, Aug. 27, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Braided Garlic and Onion Ropes, Largest Vegetable or Potato, Container Gardens (classes 995-999): Thursday, Aug. 27, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Vegetable Group Two: Sunday, Aug. 30, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Vegetable Group Three: Wednesday, Sept. 2, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Vegetable Group Four: Saturday, Sept. 5, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Pepper Ristra: Thursday, Aug. 27, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Home Garden Collection: Sunday, Aug. 30, staged by 9 a.m. or Saturday, Sept. 5, staged by 9 a.m.
  • Decorative Pumpkins and Squash: Thursday, Aug. 27, or Wednesday, Sept. 2, staged by 9 a.m.

RETURN

  • Monday, Sept. 7, 8-9 p.m. (only items entered in Largest Vegetable or Potato, Giant Pumpkin Contest, Decorative Pumpkins and Squash, Pepper Ristra and Container Gardens classes)

Results

  • Potato results (PDF)
  • Vegetables – Group One results (PDF)
  • Vegetables – Group Two results  (PDF)
  • Vegetables – Group Three results (PDF)
  • Vegetables – Group Four results (PDF)
  • Giant Pumpkin Contest results (PDF)
  • Previous years’ results are available in the digital archive.

Questions or concerns?

For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4417.