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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

213 Days 1 Hours 48 Mins

New Attraction: New Features of Popular Exhibits & Experiences

New Features of Popular Exhibits & Experiences

We introduce reading stories to dogs, performing trapeze art, creating with magnetic poetry, and digging into dirt at popular State Fair exhibits and experiences.


Always fun, always insightful and always free, these popular State Fair experiences are adding new features for the 2019 State Fair:

  • Pet Pavilions
    • “Read to a Breed” joins Read & Ride Day at the fair, giving children the opportunity to read to attentive dogs, cats, rabbits and other breeds of North Star Therapy Animals on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Four Local Performing Groups Debut
    • The State Fair welcomes these groups as part of the Arts A’Fair series of pop-up showcases - Bucket Brigade Theater (Aug. 22-24); James Sewell Ballet (Aug. 25-27); Captain Willy DeWitt - Comedy Stunt Show (Aug. 28-30); and Twin Cities Trapeze Center (Aug. 25-27, 31-Sept. 2).
  • Alphabet Forest
    • This popular word-discovery wonderland celebrates its 10th year at the fair with the debut of a magnetic poetry word-play creation station.
  • Kemps Little Farm Hands
    • The littlest fair fans will get the scoop on soil and discover more about the ground we walk on.

Free with fair admission. Specific activity times may vary. Check daily schedules for more information.

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Located throughout the fairgrounds