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Today is Military Appreciation!

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for active military, their spouses and kids; retired military and their spouses; and military veterans and their spouses: $13 for adults (13-64), $13 for seniors (65+) and $13 for kids (5-12). Requires valid documentation of service. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Veterans Garden Ceremony 9:15 a.m., south side of the Ag-Hort Building: A ceremony honoring Minnesota’s veterans of military.

Military Appreciation Day Program 9:45 a.m. at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell: The day is commemorated with a special opening ceremony flag-raising program and a flyover.


Fairground Admission: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fairgrounds Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mighty Midway: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.+*
Kidway: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.+*

+ All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.
* Closing times may vary.

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Grandstand Concert Series

Tonight • 7 p.m. at the Grandstand

Brandi Carlile with special guest Wynonna Judd

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Sponsored by Sleep Number home page

Bandshell Tonight! Concert Series

Tonight • 8:30 p.m. at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell

Drake Milligan

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Sponsored by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company home page

West End at Sunset

Tonight • 8 p.m. at the Schell's Stage at Schilling Amphitheater


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Sponsored by August Schell's Brewing Company home page

Bazaar After Dark

Tonight • 8 p.m. at the International Bazaar

ABBASolutely Fab - Tribute Band

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Sponsored by Summit Brewing Company home page

Dan Patch Park

Today is Military Appreciation Day at Dan Patch Park!

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Daily Schedule

For a list of all activities, entertainment, demonstrations, competitions and more happening at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, use the searchable daily schedule or pick one up at an information booth.

State Fair Finder

Use the State Fair Finder to plan your day at the fair!

State Fair App

Visit in your Safari (iOS) or Chrome (Android) web browser on your phone to download our app. Install it before coming to the Minnesota State Fair; our cutting-edge app allows you to quickly search food, merchandise and the schedule even if you do not have a good cell or Wi-Fi connection while at the fairgrounds.