MONDAY, SEPT. 3
KIDS & LAST CHANCE DAY: Kids (5-12) admitted for $7. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Last Chance bargains all day. Pick up a Last Chance flier with a listing of deals available at all information booths.
DNR PARK: Ecuador Manta: 8 & 9 p.m.; MLX Band: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m. HERITAGE SQUARE: Dale Pexa Band: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.; Six Mile Grove: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen: 6:30 & 7:45 p.m. INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Breck Marimba Ensemble: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m.; Tropical Zone Orchestra: 7:30 & 9 p.m. LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Marlee Scott: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; The Cleverlys: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Big Sam's Funky Nation: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; The Bad Larrys: 6 p.m.; Bettye LaVette: 8:30 p.m. GRANDSTAND: Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller: 6:30 p.m. RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Jim Berner's Music Legends: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Rod Cerar Orchestra: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H Arts-In Musical Performance: 11:30 a.m. DNR PARK: Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy: 11 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.; Fish Pond Talks: Every quarter to the hour beginning at 9:45 a.m.; Smokey the Bear: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. EDUCATION BUILDING: High School Robotics Competition: 10 a.m., noon & 3 p.m.; Minnesota Square Dance Federation: 11 a.m.; Minnesota West Coast Swing Dancers: 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Teddy Bear Band: 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Sean Emery: Juggling. 12:30 & 5 p.m.; Monster Shop Bump'n with the BC Characters: 1:30, 45:30 & 7 p.m.; Lasertainment's Laser Hits Show: High-powered aerial laser beams dance above guests while colorful images light up a gigantic screen - all choreographed to music. Located outdoors at the intersection of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave. 9 p.m.; The Bunny Clogs: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Lebanese Belly Dancers: Noon, 1:30, 3 & 4:30 p.m. LITTLE FARM HANDS: A hands-on agricultural experience for children. 8 a.m. PARADE: A 14-block route through the fairgrounds features the high school marching band competition, visiting royalty and floats. 2 p.m. NORTHWOODS: Timberworks Lumberjack Show: 11 a.m., 1:30, 5 & 7 p.m.; Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound: 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. GIANT SING-ALONG: A participatory public art installation that invites guests to belt out tunes. On Murphy Av. across from the Pet Center. 9 a.m. LUMINARIUM: Soaring domes and extensive tunnels will immerse guests in light and color as they walk through this monumental inflatable sculpture. Located at the intersection of Cooper St. and Murphy Av., east of the Pet Center. 9 a.m. THE X-ZONE: 3rd Lair Skatepark: Athletes demonstrate their skills on skateboards, inline skates and BMX bikes. Noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30 & 6 p.m.; Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: 1, 4 & 5:30 p.m.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROGRAMS
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Looking in the Beehive: 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 p.m. Cooking With Honey: 11, 11:30 a.m., noon Harvesting Honey: 12:45 p.m. Ask the Apple Grower: 10 a.m. Ask the Grape Grower: 11 a.m. 9 a.m. CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Milking Demonstrations: 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4 & 6 p.m.; Hand Milking Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Making It Better With Butter Contest: 10 a.m. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: St. Agnes Demonstration Kitchen: Tunnel of Rhubarb Bundt: 11 a.m. Rhubarb Hot Dish: 1 p.m. Messrs, Guinness, Jameson and Baileys Bundt Cake: 3 p.m. Blue Ribbon Kitchen Poems: 5 p.m. DAIRY BUILDING: Princess Kay and her court will have their likenesses carved into 90-lb. blocks of butter. 9:30 a.m. DNR PARK: Fire Tower: 9 a.m. HERITAGE SQUARE: Woodturning Demonstrations: 9 a.m., 1, 4 & 8 p.m.; Blacksmith Demonstrations: 9 a.m., Noon, 3 & 6 p.m.
SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Rooster Crowing Contest: 11 a.m. WARNER COLISEUM: Western Horse Show -- Performance Classes: 8:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: 8 a.m. DNR PARK: The Raptor Center: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. HERITAGE SQUARE: Log Cabin Demonstrations: 9 a.m.; Doggies of the Wild West: A western-themed variety show featuring eight dogs. Noon, 3 & 6 p.m. MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Learn about animal agriculture production, veterinary science and the birthing process. 9 a.m. PET CENTER: Pet Surgery: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; St. Paul Police K-9 Unit Demonstration: 7 p.m.; Rio Gran Training School: 9, 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m.; Doberman Drill Team: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m. SWINE BARN: Oink Booth: 8 a.m.
HOME AND HOBBIES
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Growing Apples and the Various Varieties: 5 p.m.; Straw Bale Gardening: 11 a.m.; Putting Your Lawn and Garden to Bed: What to Do for a Better Yard and Garden Next Year: Noon; Planting a Bee-Friendly Garden: 1 p.m.; Hydroponics: 365 Days of Food: 2 p.m.; Straw Bale Gardening: 3 p.m.; Proper Landscape Plant Selection: 4 p.m. PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Sustainability Stage: Recycling and Creating School Success: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Superior Dream: Kayaking Around the World's Largest Lake: 2:30 p.m.; Creating an Allergy-Free Home: 4:30 p.m.; Using Solar Energy to Help Power the Planet: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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