Minnesota State Fair event schedule for Monday, Sept. 5

A sampling of daily events at the Minnesota State Fair. For a complete schedule, go to mnstatefair.org.


HMONG MINNESOTA DAY/KIDS DAY: Stage collaborations in Dan Patch Park between Hmong artists and organizations including singers, martial arts, dancers and community leaders. Kids get $12 discounted admission. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests and all-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games. 10am-6pm


DNR PARK: Blue Moon Drive Band: 10 am, noon, 2, 4 & 7 pm

INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Breck School Marimba: 10:45 am, noon & 1:15 pm

LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Alpensterne: 10:30 & 11:45 am; B2wins: 1 & 2:30 pm; Deke Dickerson: 3:30 & 4:45 pm; The Jayhawks: 7:30 pm

SCHILLING AMPHITHEATER: Kinda Fonda Wanda: Noon, 1 & 2 p.m.; Becky Kapell: 4, 5 & 6 pm

WEST END MARKET: Nunnabove: 7:30 pm


4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Performance: 11:30 a.m.

CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Big Cheese Cheese Carving Contest: 12:30 pm

EDUCATION BUILDING: Miss Shannon’s Sock Hop: 10, 11 am & noon.

FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: The Circus Man: 10:30 & 11:30 am; The Chipper Experience: 12:30 & 3:30 pm; Lizzy – Comedy Stage Hypnosis: 7pm

GRANDSTAND: Free Kids Day Fun Fest: 4 pm

INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Native Pride Dancers: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 pm

THE NORTH END: CAAM Chinese Dance Theater: 10, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm & 1 pm; Z Puppets Rosenschnoz: 3, 3:45 & 5:15 pm

WEST END MARKET: Bucket Brigade: 10:30, 11:30 am, 12:30 & 1:30 pm


AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Orchid Society of Minnesota Show: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Late Season Vegetables in Containers: Noon; Backyard Composting: 1 p.m.; Northern Gardener 101: 2 pm; Dahlias AZ: 5 pm

CHS MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: A Chef and a Porkchop: Noon & 2 pm

ECO EXPERIENCE/PROGRESS CENTER: Allergy & Toxin Free Home: Noon; The History of Uranium on Earth: 2 pm; Energy Inclusivity and the Pasted Path to Zero: 5 pm

Everyday Events, Aug. 25-Sept. 5

FAIRGROUNDS HOURS: 7am-11pm Aug. 25-Sept. 4; 7am-9pm on Sept. 5 (Labor Day). Many events end earlier on the final day.


4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Performance: 11:30 am, 5 & 7:30 pm; 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5

CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: Milking demonstrations, video presentations and interactive programming. 9am-8pm Aug. 25-26, 29-31, Sept. 3-4; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Sept. 5.; 9am-2pm Sept. 1.

CHS MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: FFA Landscape & Construction Displays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5.; Meet the Animals and Veterinarians: 10 am daily, except 6 pm Aug. 26 & 30; Thank a Farmer Magic Show: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Ag Champions: 5 pm

DAIRY BUILDING: Butter Sculptures: Princess Kay and her court have their likenesses carved from a 90-pound block of butter by a sculptor. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-Sept. 4.

DNR PARK: Climb the DNR Fire Tower: 9am-7pm; Invasive Carp Table: 8am-4:30pm; Smokey Bear Appearance: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Ask a DNR Expert: 9am-7:30pm; Fish Pond Talks: Hourly from 9:45 am-3:45 pm EDUCATION BUILDING: Entries from the K-12 competition, robotics demonstrations, educational institutions and nonprofit exhibitors. 9am-9pm

FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Home to the Alphabet Forest and Math On-A-Stick where guests can pose for photos with fair letters, play games or take a book break. 9am-9pm; Monster Shop Bump’n: 1:30, 4:30 & 6 pm

FINE ARTS CENTER: Winning artwork on display. Daily featured artists give a glimpse into how art is created. “Be a Fine Arts Detective” sends viewers on an observational hunt to earn a ribbon. 9am-9pm

FRASER SENSORY BUILDING: A calming space for guests with sensory-processing challenges, with activities and educational and employment resources. Wright Av. between Underwood and Cooper Sts. 9am-9pm

GIANT SING ALONG: 9am-8pm North of Lee Av. between Underwood and Cooper.

HORSE BARN: EquiMania: An award-winning equine educational exhibit with displays on horse topics. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25, 27 & Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26; 9am-5:30pm Aug. 28; 9am-1pm Aug. 29; 9am-9pm Aug. 31; 9am-7pm Sept. 1-4.

LITTLE FARM HANDS: An educational exhibit where kids experience the agricultural process. 8am-7pm

HISTORY WALKING TOUR: A 2-mile, 12-stop self-guided tour of historical spots on the fairgrounds. Brochures available at any tour stop, JV Bailey House or History & Heritage Center. Visit at least eight stops to collect a prize.

MINNESOTA NEWSPAPER MUSEUM: The museum celebrates 35 years with a living history exhibit. 9am-8pm East side of Cosgrove next to the 4-H Building.

NORTH END EVENT CENTER: Survival: The Exhibition: An immersive wilderness exhibit. 9am-9pm North of Murphy Av.

NORTHWOODS: All-Star Stunt Dogs Splash: 11 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.; Timberworks Lumberjack Show: Noon, 3, 5:30 & 7pm

OLD IRON SHOW: Learn about the history of machines and farming through displays and demonstrations. Lee Av. between Underwood and Cooper Sts. 8am-7pm

PET PAVILIONS: Meet the dog breeds, pet surgery suite and canine and training demonstrations. 8am-8pm

RAMBERG MUSIC CAFE: Blue Ribbon Bingo: Hourly sessions 9am-8pm

ROBERT A. CHRISTENSEN PAVILION: Oink Booth: A look into the world of pig farming. 9am-8pm daily, except 9am-2pm Sept. 1.

SCHILLING AMPHITHEATER: Minnesota Historical Society History On-A-Schtick: 10 & 11 a.m.

SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Baa Booth: Educational exhibit with sheep displays and hands-on activities. 9am-8pm Aug. 25-31 except 8am-3pm Aug. 28; 9am-2pm Sept. 1.

STATE FAIR PARADE: Travels a 14-block route beginning near the Haunted House, going north on Cosgrove Street, west on Randall Avenue and south on Underwood Street. 2 pm

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DRIVEN TO DISCOVER: Participate in a study by a variety of university departments. 9am-9pm

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: Photos & Games with Goldy Gopher: Noon. South side of Dan Patch Av. between Underwood and Cooper Sts.

VISITORS PLAZA: Meet State Fair Mascots Fairborne and Fairchild: 11am & 4pm

WEST END MARKET: History & Heritage Center: A showcase of the competitions, entertainment, agriculture, food and merchandise that have been the heart of the fair. 9am-9pm


AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Hands-On Ag Literacy Activities: 1:30-3:30 pm Straw Bale Gardening: 1 pm; Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild: “Brewed in Minnesota,” an interactive educational exhibit. Sample flights of craft beers and view stage programming. 9 am-9 pm Garden Kaleidoscopes: Gaze into kaleidoscopes and see flowers transform into images of color and movement. 9 am-9 pm The Common Table: Minnesota Eats: An interactive exhibit that seeks to inspire Minnesotans to get connected to the food they eat. 9am-9pm Harvesting Honey: 1, 2, 4 & 5pm; no 1 pm on Aug. 31; Looking Inside the Hive: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 pm; Ask the Apple Grower: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26-Sept. 4; Ask the Cider Maker: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26-Sept. 5; Minnesota Grape Growers Association: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26-Sept. 5. Minnesota State Floral Association Floralpalooza: Spooktacular: An immersive exhibit of the supernatural. 9am-9pm; University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences: Get your gardening questions answered by representatives from the university’s Master Gardener Program. 9am-9pm

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: View more than 8,000 handicrafts and baked goods along with daily demonstrations and a recipe card roundup. 9am-9pm


CHS MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Educational exhibit housing baby animals, and a hen house. 9am-9pm daily; 9am-3pm Sept. 5.

HORSE BARN: Aisle of Breeds: Meet horses and their owners and get answers to equine questions. 9am-1pm Aug. 25 & 29; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27 & Sept. 5; 9am-7pm Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

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