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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

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Fairgrounds Events Calendar — Info Subject To Change

30 Upcoming Events (1 - 15 of 30 Events)

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Winter Beer Dabbler

Description

Winter Beer Dabbler, the Midwest's biggest and best winter beer festival, will make its return to the Fairgrounds on February 24, 2024. Enjoy food trucks, music, and more all while tasting unlimited samples of craft beer and cider from across the U.S.

Hours

3-6:30 p.m. (early access begins at 2 p.m.)

Admission

General Admission: $55 + fees
Early Access: $75 + fees
Designated Driver: $20 + fees

For more information, visit beerdabbler.com.

Friday, March 1 - 3, 2024

Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs

Description

The Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs' mission is to provide opportunities for interaction with professionals, discussion of project goals, presentation of ideas, and project analysis for all youth in the Twin Cities nine county area.

Location

Warner Coliseum

Hours

Friday, March 3: 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: Volunteers only
Sunday, March 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission

Free

For more information, visit tcrsf.net.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Sneaker Convention

Description

Discover the latest trends, connect with fellow sneakerheads, and swap stories about your favorite kicks. From iconic classics to cutting-edge designs, you'll find an incredible variety of sneakers to admire and potentially add to your own collection.

Location

North End Event Center

Hours

Noon to 5 p.m.

Admission

$20 + fee

For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2024

George's Minnesota Muskie Expo

Description

George’s Minnesota Minnesota Muskie Expo is a fishing show for muskie anglers. The show includes seminars, retailers, resorts, factory reps, lures, rods, reels, maps, publications, muskie guides, reproductions, boats, kids zone and much much more.

Location

Warner Coliseum

Hours

Friday: 2-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission

Adults: $10
Weekend Pass: $17
Children (12 & under): Free

For more information, visit mnmuskieexpo.com.

Thursday, March 21 - 24, 2024

Saint Paul Osman Shrine Circus

Description

The annual 3-ring Shrine Circus returns to the State Fairgrounds in 2024 for their 100th anniversary. Their traditional circus features animals, aerialists, clowns, and other great attractions all at family friendly prices.

Location

Warner Coliseum

Hours

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Admission

Reserved Seating: $20-$95
Children (2 years old & younger): Free

Please visit www.osmancircus.com to view available discounts. Tickets may be purchased online, at 1-800-8-CIRCUS or at the door.

For more information, visit osmancircus.com.

Saturday, April 6 - 7, 2024

GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular Car Show

Description

66th Annual Rod & Custom Spectacular Car Show

Location

Warner Coliseum

Hours

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission

Adults (16 and over): $18
Children (6-15): $7
Children (5 and younger): Free
Discount tickets available on GSTA website.

For more information, visit www.gstarod-custom.com.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series

Description

Endurance Promotions provides chip timing systems and race management for bicycle, nordic skiing, inline and running races.

Hours

5-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.endurancepromotions.com.

Thursday, April 18 - 21, 2024

Munchkin Markets Children's Consignment Sale - Spring

Description

Munchkin Markets, is a children's consignment sale selling pre-loved and new children's clothing and accessories appropriate for the upcoming season. You will also find a unique variety of quality toys, books, high chairs, swings, strollers and more!

Location

Education Building

Hours

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission

Early bird shopping Friday starting at $5/person
Saturday & Sunday: FREE

For more information, visit www.munchkinmarkets.com.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

MHAHA Spring Horse Show

Description

WSCA schooling and Arabian Unplugged division. This is a great show for those just starting out in the show arena, experienced riders with new or green horses, or for those just looking for a fun-filled day.

Location

Compeer Arena

Hours

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission

Free to Public

For more information, visit www.mhaha.org.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series

Description

Endurance Promotions provides chip timing systems and race management for bicycle, nordic skiing, inline and running races.

Hours

5-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.endurancepromotions.com.

Friday, April 26 - 28, 2024

Minnesota Horse Expo

Description

This event is a combination of speakers, vendors, horses and more. The 2023 Minnesota Horse Expo will feature 2 PRCA Rodeo performances - Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coliseum.

Location

Warner Coliseum

Hours

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission

Expo Tickets at the Gate
Adults (13-61): $15.00, All 3 Days - $40.00
Seniors (62+): $ 11.00, All 3 Days -$30.00
Youth (6-12): $ 11.00, All 3 Days - $30.00
Children (5 & under): Free

For more information, visit www.mnhorseexpo.org.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Machinery Hill Criterium Race Series

Description

Endurance Promotions provides chip timing systems and race management for bicycle, nordic skiing, inline and running races.

Hours

5-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.endurancepromotions.com.

Friday, May 3 - 5, 2024

Sahara Sands Spring Classic

Description

The Sahara Sands Spring Classic Arabian Horse Show attracts competitors from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota to compete in various classes including English pleasure, reining, dressage, hunter, western & native costume.

Location

Warner Coliseum & Livestock Complex

Hours

Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 6: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 7: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission

Free to the Public

For more information, visit www.saharasands.org.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Animal Humane Society Walk for Animals

Description

The Walk for Animals comes to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday, May 4, offering plenty of room for celebrating second chances and making a difference for animals in need.

Location

International Bazaar

Hours

Rain or shine, gates will open at 9 a.m. at the International Bazaar on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Walk begins at 10 a.m.

Admission

Cash and credit card donations accepted

For more information, visit secure.animalhumanesociety.org.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Spring Extravaganza Car Show & Swap Meet

Description

The show features over 750 cars. All makes and models of show vehicles 2000 & older plus any year Buick are welcome. Over 500 swappers and commercial vendors will also be on hand.

Hours

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission

Adults: $10
Children (12 & under with paid adult): Free

For more information, visit gopherstatebuick.org.