Monday, Aug. 26

–12), $7. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions. Many vendors offer special Seniors


GRANDSTAND: Happy Together Tour: with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Gary Lewis & the Playboys and Mark Lindsay. 8 p.m., $21.

4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m., 5 & 8 p.m.

DNR PARK: Women’s Drum Center: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; Ecuador Manta: 7, 8 & 9 p.m.

HERITAGE SQUARE: The Chmielewski Funtime Band: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Barbary Coast Dixieland Band: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Sarah Gayle Meech: 7 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m. Sena Ehrhardt: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Lost Highway: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.

LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; Tonic Sol-Fa: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Bill Kirchen’s Texicalli: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Hanson: 8:30 p.m.

RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Bill Koncar: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Rod Cerar Orchestra: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.


CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Quiz Show: 5:30 p.m.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: Studio: Here: A practicing Minnesota artist will create artwork and interact with fair guests. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

DAIRY BUILDING: Princess Kay and all members of her court will have their likenesses carved into 90-lb. blocks of butter. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

DNR PARK: Fish Pond Talks: Quarter to the hour. 9:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy: 11 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.; Meet Smokey Bear: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Biking With Kids: Tips and Tricks for Family Fun: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Emerald Ash Borer: Shake hands with a costumed character, noon & 2 p.m.; 50th Anniversary of State Water Trails: 3 p.m.; Prepping for Your Adventure: 5 p.m.


EDUCATION BUILDING: Square Dance ABC: 1 & 5 p.m.

FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Alphabet Forest: Take pictures with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels or add words to the Fair Dictionary. Meet a different author each day in the Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota’s Homegrown Author Showcase. 9 a.m.; Great Big Sandbox: Dig, scoop and burrow your way through this sandbox for kids. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Pianos on Parade: “Artistically transformed” pianos that encourage visitors to play; The Bazillions: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. Sean Emery: 12:30 & 5 p.m.; Break-Shop Bump’n: 1:30, 4 & 6 p.m.; Lasertainment’s Laser Hits Show: High-powered aerial laser beams set to music. Located outdoors at the intersection of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave. 9:15 p.m.

HERITAGE SQUARE: ShenaniGuns Comedy Wild West Show: Located east of Heritage Square and north of the Skyride, noon, 3 & 6 p.m.; The Memories: 5:30 p.m.

LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Minnesota State Patrol Ceremony: 10:10 a.m.

LITTLE FARM HANDS: A hands-on agricultural experience for children. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Thank a Farmer Magic Show: noon, 4 & 6 p.m.; Dairy Goodness With Princess Kay Finalists: 3 p.m.

NORTHWOODS: Ron Schara’s Minnesota Bound: 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show: 11 a.m., 1:30, 5 & 7 p.m.

PARADE: A 14-block route through the fairgrounds, featuring a high school marching band competition, visiting royalty and more. 2 p.m.

PET CENTER: Giant Sing Along: A public art installation that invites guests to belt out tunes. On Murphy Av. across from the Pet Center. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Luminarium Exxopolis: A walk-through sculpture of winding paths. Located at Cooper St. and Murphy Av. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $4; under 5 free.

PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Farm-to-School Films: 7 p.m.

VISITOR’S PLAZA: Fairchild & Fairborn Mascots: Free photo opportunities and autograph sessions. 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.

THE X-ZONE: Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: 11 a.m., 1, 4 & 5:30 p.m. 3rd Lair Skatepark at the X-Zone: Athletes demonstrate their skills on skateboards, in-line skates and BMX bikes. Noon-3 p.m., 4:30 & 6 p.m.


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: 1, 2, 4 & 5 p.m.

CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Milking Demonstrations: 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4 & 6 p.m.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: Successful Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking: 10:30 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

DNR PARK: Fire Tower: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

EDUCATION BUILDING: American Sewing Guild: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HERITAGE SQUARE: Blacksmith Demonstrations: 9 a.m., noon, 3 & 6 p.m.; Woodturner Demonstrations: 9 a.m., 1, 4 & 8 p.m.

MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Bees and Honey Demonstration: 1-3 p.m.


AGSTAR ARENA: English Horse Show: Halter Class: 8 a.m.; Minnesota Cutting Horse Association Competition: 2 p.m.

CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Make It Better With Butter Contest: 10 a.m.

EDUCATION BUILDING: High School Robotics Competition: 10 a.m., noon & 3 p.m.

SWINE BARN: Junior Barrow Showmanship Open Class: 6:30 p.m.

WARNER COLISEUM: English Horse Show: Performance Class: 1 & 6 p.m.; Stock Dogs Sheep Herding Trials: 8 a.m.


CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Hand Milking Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Learn about animal agriculture production, veterinary science and the birthing process. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nursery of Knowledge Presentations and Displays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

PET CENTER: Pet Surgery: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; St. Paul Police K-9 Demonstrations: 7 p.m.

SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Baa Booth: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

SWINE BARN: Oink Booth: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.


4-H BUILDING: Row to Show: Selection of a 10-Ear Corn Sample: 11 a.m.; Ten Tips for Growing Tomatoes: noon; Be Your Own Plant Doctor: 1 p.m.; 4-H Fashion Revue: 6:30 p.m.

AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Exhibit: Sample flights of Minnesota craft beers. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Educational stations and interactive programs at 3 and 6 p.m. Minnesota Wine Country: Presentations and tastings of Minnesota vineyards and wineries. Daily programs from area winemakers, chefs and experts. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Ask the Apple Grower: 10 a.m.; Ask the Grape Grower: 11 a.m.; Grow and Show Vegetables and Flowers: 2 p.m.; Choosing the Best Tomato Compost System: 3 p.m. Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden: 4 p.m.; Is Bee Keeping for Me?: 5 p.m.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: Needlework, crafts, baking and canning by Minnesotans. 9 a.m.

PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Honey Bees, Pollinators and You: 10 a.m. & noon; Healthy Local Food Cooking: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Permaculture and Resiliency: noon; Fix It, Don’t Nix It: 2 p.m.; Choosing Quality Products for Solar Installation: 4 p.m.; Black Gold: 5 p.m.; Create: The Community Meal: 6 p.m.