Wednesday, Aug. 28
READ –64) $10; Seniors (65 & over) $7; Kids (5–12) $7. All-day discounts are offered for everyone on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m., 5 & 8 p.m.
DNR PARK: Ecuador Manta: 7, 8 & 9 p.m.; Bitter Ridge: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
HERITAGE SQUARE: Mary Jane Alm: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Jerry O’Hagan and His Orchestra: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Billy McLaughlin: 7 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m. Ray Covington: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Salsa del Soul: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Neal Zunker & the Music Connection: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; Maggie Rose: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Sheila E: 8:30 p.m.
RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Bandana: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Jim Berner’s Music Legends: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
AGSTAR ARENA: Minnesota High School Rodeo Cutting Horse Competition: 10 a.m.
CAROUSEL PARK: Minnesota Public Library Day: Minnesota’s public libraries celebrate readers. Meet the star of “The Reading Adventures of Super Why!” television show and the author and illustrator of “Moo!,” David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka. Plus, music, yo-yo tricks, magic and comedy on the Carousel Park stage. Share your 2013 State Fair experience with someone special on a personally designed postcard (we’ll even mail it for you!). Show us your library card and get your “I Got Carded” button. Win a prize in a trivia contest just for teens.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Quiz Show: 5:30 p.m.; Moo Live: 11 a.m., 12:15 & 3 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 her court will have their likenesses carved into 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.; Emerald Ash Borer: Shake hands with a costumed character, noon & 2 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: Square Dance ABC: 9 a.m., 1 & 5 p.m.; Rhythm & Swing: noon & 3 p.m.; Soo Bahk Do: 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Lasertainment’s Laser Hits Show: Located outdoors at the intersection of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave. 9:15 p.m.; Sean Emery: 12:30 & 5 p.m.; Break-Shop Bump’n: 1:30, 4 & 6 p.m.; Alphabet Forest: Take pictures with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels and add words to the Fair Dictionary. Meet a different author each day 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 spontaneously engage in art and music; Mama Lou: American Strong Woman: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
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