Nature at the State Fair!

What would the Great Get Together in Minnesota be without some Nature Inspiration?! MN Nature has got ya covered. #MNnature #MNstatefair

 

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Cool Attractions:

DNR Building’s Wild Wing Exhibit. Walk through the biomes of Minnesota as you learn about what plants and animals live in each. Naturalists on hand.

DNR Park’s Fish Pond. Several species of fish on display.

Adventure Park’s Butterfly House

Adventure Park’s Rock Climbing Wall

The DIRT Demo Stage

The Garden Stage

The North Wood’s Timber Works Lumberjack Show

————Tue. Sept 1————

Today is Military Appreciation Day. Salute veterans organizations with activities & displays at Expo Place presented by the Minnesota National Guard and USAA. Family fun at Carousel Park. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.

Ask the Apple Grower

Minnesota Apple Growers Association members and apple orchard staff answer your apple-growing questions. Located on the Agriculture Horticulture Building, south wing.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time:10:00 am – 3:00 pm

DNR Naturalist Tent

Stop by this discovery tent to learn about rocks birds, snakes and the wildlife of Minnesota state parks and trails. Kids can make and take home an animal track and get a nature tattoo (free activities). Presented by Minnesota State Parks. Next to the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time:10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ask a DNR Expert

Have a nature question? Stop by and ask a conservation officer, wildlife manager, fisheries specialist, hydrologist, forester, park naturalist or other DNR staff at the Ask the DNR Expert information booth inside the DNR Building. Free brochures available.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Be a Kid Flower Detective

 

Kids are invited to use their detective skills to identify a variety of flowers by sight and smells. Win a ribbon! Presented by the Minnesota State Fair Flower Show.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time:1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time:7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 9:45 am

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 10:00 am

Local Flowers and Flora

Harvested Here: Local Flowers and Flora. Presented by Christine Hoffman, Foxglove Market & Studio. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 10:00 am

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 10:30 am

 

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 10:45 am

Junior Bass Fishing Clubs

Youth members of Jr. Bass Fishing Clubs will discuss their activities and events and how you can get involved. Good at fish identification? Play the Wheel of Fish and win some fishing bait! Part of Trails Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 11:00 am

Smokey Bear

Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 11:00 am

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Fish Pond Talks

 

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 11:45 am

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 12:00 pm

Pruning Young Trees and Old Shrubs

Presented by Paul Richtman, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 12:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 12:00 pm

Fish Pond Talks

 

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 12:45 pm

Stand Up Paddleboarding

World record holder in stand up paddleboarding and Minnesota native Alex Linnell talks about his record-setting trip as the first person to stand up paddleboard the entire length of the Mississippi River for 65 days in 2011. He’ll also discuss current stand up paddleboarding trends, give paddling tips and information about how to get started. Part of Trails Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 1:00 pm

Smokey Bear

Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 1:00 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 1:45 pm

Citizen Science: Minnesotans Monitoring Lakes and Streams

Presented by Shannon Martin and Laurie Sovell, MPCA Citizen Lake & Stream Monitoring Programs. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:00 pm

 

Successful Backyard Composting

Presented by Paul Richtman, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:00 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

 

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 2:45 pm

Take to the Trail!

Outdoor enthusiasts will share why trails are the best place to be, including their favorite trail riding traditions, how to start riding and where to find information on trails in Minnesota. Presented by the Coalition of Recreational Trail Users (CRTU). Part of Trails Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 3:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 3:00 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 3:45 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 4:00 pm

Pruning Young Trees and Old Shrubs

Presented by Paul Richtman, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 4:00 pm

The Banjo Boy Variety Band

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> Ramberg Senior Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 4:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 4:30 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 5:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 5:30 pm

The Banjo Boy Variety Band

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> Ramberg Senior Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 5:45 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 6:00 pm

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Talks

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Daily educational programming features talks by expert panels and industry representatives on topics ranging from “What is a Firkin?” to “Beer Agriculture and Ingredients.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 6:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Tue, Sep 01
Time: 7:00 pm

 

—————Sep 2 2015—————

Today is Read and Ride Day. Celebrate reading with stage shows and family fun in Carousel Park brought to you by your public libraries. Mighty Midway & Kidway discounts all day.

Seed Survivor and Journey 2050

Seed Survivor is an interactive exhibit that encourages children to understand the elements plants need to grow. The display features multimedia and virtual reality games, an insect video scope, planting station, talking walls and more. New this year: Through virtual simulation, Journey 2050, part of the Seed Survivor exhibit, has fair visitors interact with farm families in Kenya, India and Canada, and discover how our decisions impact the environment, economy and the community.

Location: Fairgrounds -> Little Farm Hands
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:8:00 am – 7:00 pm

DNR Fire Tower

We’re on the lookout! Climb the DNR Fire Tower (weather permitting) in DNR Park. Get a bird’s eye view of the fairgrounds and learn what it’s like to watch for wildfires from a tower. Free! Presented by the DNR Division of Forestry.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FFA Landscape Design & Construction Displays

“For this year’s theme, “”Pathways,”” teams create a display that focuses on pathways (to a home, through a garden,

Location: State Fair Buildings -> CHS Miracle of Birth Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Department of Natural Resources

In the DNR Building: The Minnesota outdoors are showcased; aquariums show fish in their native habitats. Wildlife Wing: take a walk through Minnesota’s major biomes and see who lives in there.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Eco Experience: Exhibits

“The latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, the 25-foot plastic bag tornado “”Bagnado”” and more. The first 800 kids each day who complete the kids activity receive a YOXO toy made in Minnesota from recycled materials. Check out demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Discover how much water we consume, “hidden” in the products we use. Visit “agriCULTURE: From First Peoples to New Immigrants” for daily cooking demonstrations and food samples. See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper. Climb into a larger-than-life sink, “flush yourself” down a slide, and learn what happens to water when we put chemicals down the drain. Eco Experience is a partnership of the State Fair, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and more than 150 organizations and businesses across the state. It is the largest environmental event of its kind in the country.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alphabet Forest

“Pose for photos with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels and letter crafts, play “”A Fabulous Fair Alphabet”” game to win a blue ribbon, take a book break with your kids, and more! Meet Blue Ribbon Author Chris Monroe, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.”

Location: Fairgrounds -> Family Fair at Baldwin Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ask the Apple Grower

Minnesota Apple Growers Association members and apple orchard staff answer your apple-growing questions. Located on the Agriculture Horticulture Building, south wing.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ask a DNR Expert

Have a nature question? Stop by and ask a conservation officer, wildlife manager, fisheries specialist, hydrologist, forester, park naturalist or other DNR staff at the Ask the DNR Expert information booth inside the DNR Building. Free brochures available.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time:8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 9:45 am

Make Your Yard Work for You (and the Earth Too!)

Presented by Dawn Pape, Lawn Chair Gardener. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 10:00 am

Evolving Garden, Aging Gracefully with and in your Garden

Presented by Theresa Rooney, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 10:00 am

 

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 10:00 am

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 10:45 am

University of Minnesota: Physics Force

On the outdoor stage. Located on the south side of Dan Patch Ave. between Underwood and Cooper streets. Discover all that the University has to offer at the fair by downloading the UMN@TheFair guidebook app.

Location: Fairgrounds -> University of Minnesota Central
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:00 am

Smokey Bear

Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:00 am

Cooking with Honey

Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:00 am

The Four Season Garden

Presented by Shirley Mah Kooyman, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:00 am

Cooking with Honey

Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:30 am

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 11:45 am

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

 Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Cooking with Honey

Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Fall Yard and Garden Care

Presented by Theresa Rooney, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 12:45 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 1:00 pm

Organic Hydroponics

Presented by Mark Molitor, Forever Yours Farms. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 1:00 pm

Smokey Bear

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 1:00 pm

Bee Beard Demonstration

For the 18th consecutive year, Gary Reuter, apiary scientist at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, will perform the daring feat of placing 10,000 honeybees on the faces of two willing fair guests, forming a living beard of bees. How?! Why?! This promises to be a spectacular sight and a memorable experience for participants and viewers alike! Presented by the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 1:00 pm

Rebecca Masterman UMN Bee Squad; http://www.beelab.umn.edu/bee-squad/meet-bee-squad

Rebecca Masterman
UMN Bee Squad; http://www.beelab.umn.edu/bee-squad/meet-bee-squad

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 1:45 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

 

Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:00 pm

Urban Chicken Farming

Poultry specialist Theresa Rooney shares her extensive knowledge of husbandry needed to care for a small flock of laying hens and answers questions about city ordinances. On the Christensen Farms Stage outside the CHS Miracle of Birth Center.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> CHS Miracle of Birth Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:00 pm

Mason Meets a Mason Bee Story Time & Puppet Show

Presented by Dawn Pape, Lawn Chair Gardener. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:00 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 2:45 pm

 

Managing Tomato Disease

 

Presented by Dave Knapp, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Anoka County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:00 pm

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Talks

Daily educational programming features talks by expert panels and industry representatives on topics ranging from “What is a Firkin?” to “Beer Agriculture and Ingredients.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:00 pm

Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration

Minnesota’s best chefs and cooking demonstrators present a 30-minute program with recipes and samples. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:00 pm

The River Breeze Band

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> Ramberg Senior Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:15 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 3:45 pm

Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden

 

“Presented by Joel Karsten, author of “”Straw Bale Gardening.”” In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building. ”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 4:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 4:00 pm

Make Your Yard Work For You

Presented by Dawn Pape, Lawn Chair Gardener. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 5:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 5:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 5:30 pm

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Talks

Daily educational programming features talks by expert panels and industry representatives on topics ranging from “What is a Firkin?” to “Beer Agriculture and Ingredients.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 6:00 pm

The Common Table: Minnesota Eats – Sustaining Food

Presenter Karlie Cole will speak about her development of SustainingFood.com, a crowdsourced directory of local growers, markets, restaurants, justice advocates, educators and more. Located at The Common Table: Minnesota Eats in the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 6:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 6:00 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 6:30 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Wed, Sep 02
Time: 7:00 pm

 

——————Sept. 3 2015—————

Today is Seniors Day. Carousel Park features The State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll and multicultural performances presented by UCare, Volunteers of America and SilverSneakers. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.

Seed Survivor and Journey 2050

 

Seed Survivor is an interactive exhibit that encourages children to understand the elements plants need to grow. The display features multimedia and virtual reality games, an insect video scope, planting station, talking walls and more. New this year: Through virtual simulation, Journey 2050, part of the Seed Survivor exhibit, has fair visitors interact with farm families in Kenya, India and Canada, and discover how our decisions impact the environment, economy and the community.

Location: Fairgrounds -> Little Farm Hands
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:8:00 am – 7:00 pm

DNR Fire Tower

We’re on the lookout! Climb the DNR Fire Tower (weather permitting) in DNR Park. Get a bird’s eye view of the fairgrounds and learn what it’s like to watch for wildfires from a tower. Free! Presented by the DNR Division of Forestry.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Religious Wood Carving

Konstantinos Papadakis shows altars and church pieces he’s carved from wood and answers your questions.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Creative Activities Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Department of Natural Resources

In the DNR Building: The Minnesota outdoors are showcased; aquariums show fish in their native habitats.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Alphabet Forest

“Pose for photos with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels and letter crafts, play “”A Fabulous Fair Alphabet”” game to win a blue ribbon, take a book break with your kids, and more! Meet Blue Ribbon Author Erin Soderberg Downing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.”

Location: Fairgrounds -> Family Fair at Baldwin Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Federated Garden Clubs, Inc. of Minnesota Standard Flower Show

“The Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota present “”Great Minnesota Get-Together,”” a Standard Flower Show of plants, flower specimens and floral arrangements. Show is closed until noon Sept. 2 for show judging.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

 

“The work of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture touches YOU every single day! What’s your pollinator promise? Make a promise to protect Minnesota Pollinators, help build a giant honeycomb, make bees and butterflies at the “creation station” and win great prizes!”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Eco Experience: Exhibits

“The latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, the 25-foot plastic bag tornado “”Bagnado”” and more. The first 800 kids each day who complete the kids activity receive a YOXO toy made in Minnesota from recycled materials. Check out demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Discover how much water we consume, “hidden” in the products we use. Visit “agriCULTURE: From First Peoples to New Immigrants” for daily cooking demonstrations and food samples. See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper. Climb into a larger-than-life sink, “flush yourself” down a slide, and learn what happens to water when we put chemicals down the drain. Eco Experience is a partnership of the State Fair, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and more than 150 organizations and businesses across the state. It is the largest environmental event of its kind in the country.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ask the Apple Grower

Minnesota Apple Growers Association members and apple orchard staff answer your apple-growing questions. Located on the Agriculture Horticulture Building, south wing.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ask a DNR Expert
Have a nature question? Stop by and ask a conservation officer, wildlife manager, fisheries specialist, hydrologist, forester, park naturalist or other DNR staff at the Ask the DNR Expert information booth inside the DNR Building. Free brochures available.Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time:8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fish Pond Talks

See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 9:45 am

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 10:00 am

Looking Inside the Hive

What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 10:30 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

10:45 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 10:45 am

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 10:45 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

11:00 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 11:00 am

Smokey Bear

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 11:00 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:00 am

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 11:00 am

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Sep

3

11:30 am

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:30 am

Cooking with Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 11:30 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

11:45 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 11:45 am

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 11:45 am

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Sep

3

12:00 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 12:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

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Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 12:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

Cooking with Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

Edible Landscapes

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Theresa Rooney, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 12:00 pm

Organic Farming and Conventional Farming

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Organic Farming and Conventional Farming: THE REAL DIRT. Presented by Ben Doherty and David, Open Hands Farm/Legvold Farms.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

12:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

12:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 12:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 12:45 pm

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Sep

3

1:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 1:00 pm

Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
“Presented by Joel Karsten, author of “”Straw Bale Gardening.”” In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building. ”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 1:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:00 pm

Smokey Bear

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 1:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 1:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 1:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:00 pm

Reptiles & Amphibians Live!

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Learn more about the amazing amphibians and reptiles that call Minnesota home. Discover how they survive in Minnesota year-round! Part of Reptiles & Amphibians Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 1:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

1:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 1:45 pm

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Sep

3

2:00 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 2:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> CHS Miracle of Birth Center 2:00 pm

Aquaponics – Raising Fish and Plants Together

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presenter Dr. Nicholas Phelps, from the U of M’s College of Veterinary Medicine Fisheries Research and Extension Department, discusses the basics of aquaponics: raising fish and plants together in one symbiotic system. Located at Nursery of Knowledge in the northwest corner of the CHS Miracle of Birth Center.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> CHS Miracle of Birth Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 2:00 pm

Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Presented by Jonathan Poppele, Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 2:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 2:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

2:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 2:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

2:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 2:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 2:45 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

3:00 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 3:00 pm

Reptiles & Amphibians Live!

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Learn more about the amazing amphibians and reptiles that call Minnesota home. Discover how they survive in Minnesota year-round! Part of Reptiles & Amphibians Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 3:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 3:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 3:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

3:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 3:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 3:45 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

4:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 4:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 4:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

4:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 4:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 4:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

5:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 5:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 5:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

5:30 pm

Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 5:30 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 5:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

6:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 6:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 6:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 6:00 pm

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Talks

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Daily educational programming features talks by expert panels and industry representatives on topics ranging from “What is a Firkin?” to “Beer Agriculture and Ingredients.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 6:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

6:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 6:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 6:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

3

7:00 pm

Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 7:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Thu, Sep 03
Time: 7:00 pm

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Sep 2015

4

Fri

Today is MPR Day. Minnesota Public Radio’s MPR News, 89.3 The Current and Classical MPR team up for live broadcasts on the Carousel Park stage. Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. at Mighty Midway & Kidway.

Sep

4

All Day Events

Fairgrounds -> Little Farm Hands8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Seed Survivor and Journey 2050

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Seed Survivor is an interactive exhibit that encourages children to understand the elements plants need to grow. The display features multimedia and virtual reality games, an insect video scope, planting station, talking walls and more. New this year: Through virtual simulation, Journey 2050, part of the Seed Survivor exhibit, has fair visitors interact with farm families in Kenya, India and Canada, and discover how our decisions impact the environment, economy and the community.

Location: Fairgrounds -> Little Farm Hands
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DNR Fire Tower

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
We’re on the lookout! Climb the DNR Fire Tower (weather permitting) in DNR Park. Get a bird’s eye view of the fairgrounds and learn what it’s like to watch for wildfires from a tower. Free! Presented by the DNR Division of Forestry.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> Wright Avenue north of Kidway9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Xcel

Category: Touring Promotional Exhibits & Sponsor B

Description:
Information on Xcel programs and customers surveys for a chance to win an iPad. Wright Ave., between Cooper and Underwood Sts.

Location: Fairgrounds -> Wright Avenue north of Kidway
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Department of Natural Resources

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
In the DNR Building: The Minnesota outdoors are showcased; aquariums show fish in their native habitats.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> Family Fair at Baldwin Park9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alphabet Forest

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
“Pose for photos with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels and letter crafts, play “”A Fabulous Fair Alphabet”” game to win a blue ribbon, take a book break with your kids, and more! Meet Blue Ribbon Author Michael Hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.”

Location: Fairgrounds -> Family Fair at Baldwin Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Eco Experience: Exhibits

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
“The latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, the 25-foot plastic bag tornado “”Bagnado”” and more. The first 800 kids each day who complete the kids activity receive a YOXO toy made in Minnesota from recycled materials. Check out demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Discover how much water we consume, “hidden” in the products we use. Visit “agriCULTURE: From First Peoples to New Immigrants” for daily cooking demonstrations and food samples. See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper. Climb into a larger-than-life sink, “flush yourself” down a slide, and learn what happens to water when we put chemicals down the drain. Eco Experience is a partnership of the State Fair, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and more than 150 organizations and businesses across the state. It is the largest environmental event of its kind in the country.”

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ask a DNR Expert

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Have a nature question? Stop by and ask a conservation officer, wildlife manager, fisheries specialist, hydrologist, forester, park naturalist or other DNR staff at the Ask the DNR Expert information booth inside the DNR Building. Free brochures available.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> Schell’s Stage at West End Market2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Minnesota Bluegrass Duet Championships

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Close vocal harmonies, expert instrumental playing, and the drive and intensity associated with bluegrass and old-time string band music are the hallmark of the best duets that will compete in the Minnesota Duet Championships. The Minnesota Flatpicking Guitar Championship is modeled on national contests, and some of the 20 contestants use it as a warm-up for the national flatpicking championships held each fall in Winfield, Kansas.

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> Schell’s Stage at West End Market
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time:2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Sep

4

9:45 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 9:45 am

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 9:45 am

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Sep

4

10:00 am

State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 10:00 am

Water Protection and Well Management

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Minnesota Department of Health Sections of Drinking Water Protection and Well Management, Stew Thornley. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> Education Building 10:00 am

Kreww de Walleye

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Education Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 10:00 am

Ecuador Manta

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 10:00 am

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 10:00 am

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 10:00 am

Edible Landscapes

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Theresa Rooney, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:00 am

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Sep

4

10:30 am

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 10:30 am

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:30 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

10:45 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 10:45 am

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 10:45 am

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Sep

4

11:00 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 11:00 am

DNR Commissioner’s 4-H and FFA Youth Awards

Category: 4-H & FFA (non-animal)

Description:
The DNR Commissioner’s Youth Award is given annually to a FFA student and to a 4-H club or member who has demonstrated initiative, leadership, creativity and achievement in the conservation and wise use of natural and agricultural resources. This is the 23rd year of the award program. Part of Call of the Moose Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:00 am

Weed Whacking 101 – Sustainable Weed Control Practices for Your Lawn

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Kim Sullivan, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:00 am

Cooking with Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 11:00 am

Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Minnesota’s best chefs and cooking demonstrators present a 30-minute program with recipes and samples. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 11:00 am

Smokey Bear

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:00 am

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:00 am

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Sep

4

11:30 am

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 11:30 am

Cooking with Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:30 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

11:45 am

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 11:45 am

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 11:45 am

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

12:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

Cooking with Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Cooking demonstrations featuring delicious foods sweetened with honey. A different recipe will be presented each day by the staff of the Bee & Honey Division.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 12:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton (puppet show)

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
The Seed Queen: The Handmade Legacy of Lillian Colton is a 15 minute puppet performance celebrating the life and legacy of Minnesota Seed Mosaic Artist Lillian Colton. Performed by two puppeteers, the show will feature storytelling, puppetry and music. Presented thanks to funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Activities Support Grant. Located in the Agriculture Horticulture Building, in the hall adjacent to the Farm Crops Hall and Crop Art display.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 12:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

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Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 12:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:00 pm

Evolving Garden, Aging Gracefully with and in your Garden

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Theresa Rooney, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Education Building 12:00 pm

Kreww de Walleye

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Education Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:00 pm

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Sep

4

12:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 12:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

12:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 12:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 12:45 pm

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Sep

4

1:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 1:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 1:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:00 pm

Explore Minnesota Moose

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Moose in Minnesota are in trouble. A 50% decline in moose population since 2010 has left the iconic Minnesota animal in real danger of disappearing. The Call of the Moose MN campaign is to advance awareness for the plight of the moose and to raise funds for moose research and management. Minnesota moose experts will demonstrate moose calling techniques, exhibit moose antlers and discuss everything about Minnesota moose. Part of Call of the Moose Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 1:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:00 pm

Smokey Bear

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Shake Smokey Bear’s hand and have your photo taken with him as he reminds everyone that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 1:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 1:00 pm

Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Minnesota’s best chefs and cooking demonstrators present a 30-minute program with recipes and samples. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 1:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

1:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 1:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 1:45 pm

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Sep

4

2:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 2:00 pm

Eco-Friendly Alternative to the RV Camper

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See a Minnesota-made eco-friendly alternative to the RV camper that uses a solar-charged battery and LP tanks for lights and cooking, is easy to manage and can be pulled by a small car. A Vistabule Teardrop Trailer owner demonstrates all the trailer’s features.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 2:00 pm

Emerald Ash Borer (costumed character)

Category: Special Activities & Attractions

Description:
Have your picture taken with a giant Emerald Ash Borer in costume and learn more about this invasive species and the damage they’re causing to our ash trees. Located in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 2:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 2:00 pm

Using Monarch Citizen Science to Save Our State Butterfly

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Presented by University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 2:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

2:30 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 2:30 pm

Looking Inside the Hive

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
What’s the buzz? Staff of the fair’s Bee & Honey Division open up a hive of honeybees and take a peek inside. Learn about honeybees and their importance to the environment and food supply.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:30 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

2:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 2:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 2:45 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

3:00 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 3:00 pm

Explore Minnesota Moose

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Moose in Minnesota are in trouble. A 50% decline in moose population since 2010 has left the iconic Minnesota animal in real danger of disappearing. The Call of the Moose MN campaign is to advance awareness for the plight of the moose and to raise funds for moose research and management. Minnesota moose experts will demonstrate moose calling techniques, exhibit moose antlers and discuss everything about Minnesota moose. Part of Call of the Moose Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 3:00 pm

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State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 3:00 pm

The Pollinator Friendly Garden

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Nilgün Tuna, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Ramsey County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 3:00 pm

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Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods 3:00 pm

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Location: Stages & Live Entertainment Areas -> The North Woods
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 3:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

3:45 pm

Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 3:45 pm

Fish Pond Talks

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
See live fish swimming in the outdoor pond and learn more about them from MinnAqua Program fisheries specialists. At the Fish Pond in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 3:45 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

Sep

4

4:00 pm

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 4:00 pm

Managing Tomato Disease

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
Presented by Dave Knapp, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Anoka County. In The DIRT demonstration area of the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 4:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building 4:00 pm

Harvesting Honey

Category: Demonstrations

Description:
See how honey makes its way from beehive to bottle in this honey extraction demonstration presented by the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> Agriculture Horticulture Building
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 4:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center 4:00 pm

Solar for Your Home

Category: Agriculture, Nature & Our Environment

Description:
Solar for Your Home: Choosing the Project Details. Presented by Rebecca Lundberg, Powerfully Green. Located on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Experience.

Location: State Fair Buildings -> The Eco Experience at the Progress Center
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 4:00 pm

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Fairgrounds -> DNR Park 4:00 pm

Ecuador Manta

Category: Music & Live Entertainment

Description:
Listen to the rhythmic music from the Andes on the outdoor stage in DNR Park. Part of State Parks Day on the outdoor stage in DNR Park.

Location: Fairgrounds -> DNR Park
Date: Fri, Sep 04
Time: 4:00 pm

On the map: View on the State Fair Map or on Google Maps

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