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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

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Livestock Exhibitors

Open Class Livestock

The 2020 State Fair livestock competitions have been canceled, and it has been determined that an alternative or virtual event is not feasible. Check back in the winter and spring for updated information about the 2021 fair. To get the latest State Fair competition news in your inbox, join our email list.

While we’ll miss seeing you in 2020, we are excited to announce that we are awarding all 21 Minnesota State Fair Scholarships! Please read the rules and regulations and apply now. Applications are due on Monday, Aug. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

  • Beef Cattle – Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Red Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental
  • Dairy Cattle – Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Red & White
  • Poultry & Rabbit – includes chickens, waterfowl, turkeys, pigeons, rabbits
  • Swine – Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted Hogs, Yorkshire, open barrows, junior barrow show
  • Sheep – Border Cheviot, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Lincoln, Montadale, Rambouillet, Southdown, Suffolk, other wool/meat breeds, market lamb classes
  • Boer Goats – fullblood/purebred, percentage, open wether classes
  • Dairy Goats – Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Recorded Grade, Saanen, Toggenburg
  • Llamas – suri, light/medium, and heavy fiber halter, non-breeder halter, performance classes
  • Stock Dogs – Rookie, Novice-Ranch, Pro-Ranch divisions

General Information

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Rules for Entry

The open class livestock premium book and entry forms are available annually to view and print in early June. Information is also available by mail; contact the competition department and indicate which category you are interested in.

REGISTRATION: By entering online, entry and W-9 forms will be filled out electronically. Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all departments early summer 2021. Online registration will absolutely close on each department’s final entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail. Payment must be submitted at time of entry.

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

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