Sunday began what promises to be a run of several superheated days at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Sarah Mandenfeld 15, of Faribault fanned her brother's Toggenburg dairy goat, Weetie, with her friend Beth Ann Hanson, 13, of Morristown while she waited with her famiy to move out of the goat barn Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2013. Parker Aase, 13, of Owatonna was standing with Weetie. Mandenfeld's own goat, Sprinkle, was the Reserve Champion. ] JEFF WHEELER ‚Ä¢ firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Aug. 26
SENIORS, KIDS –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.