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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

251 Days 13 Hours 16 Mins

Marching Bands

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Daily Parade

The State Fair Parade begins at 2 p.m. daily. The parade features the high school marching band competition, floats, animals, specialty units, and visiting royalty. For more information, view a daily schedule.

The Parade Route

The 14-block parade route begins near the Haunted House, goes north on Cosgrove Street, west on Randall Avenue, and south on Underwood Street ending just south of the Haunted House. See a State Fair map for the route. Parade units are announced at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell and the east side of Baldwin Park across from the Fine Arts Center. ASL interpretation of the parade will also be offered at the east side of Baldwin Park.

Marching Band Competition

High school marching bands compete in the Minnesota State Fair Marching Band Competition sponsored by McDonald’s during the State Fair Daily Parade. The judging area is located on Cosgrove Street between the northwest corner of the Administration Building and the south side of Dan Patch Avenue. See a State Fair map.

For information on parade participation, please email