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¢ email@example.com
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.
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.
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: 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.
HOME AND HOBBIES
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.