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.
GRANDSTAND: Internet Cat Video Festival, 7 p.m., $10.
HERITAGE SQUARE: ShenaniGuns Comedy Wild West Show: Located east of Heritage Square and north of the Skyride, noon, 3 & 6 p.m.; Jerry Frasier: 5:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: O’Shea Irish Dancers: noon, 1:30, 3 & 4:30 p.m.
LITTLE FARM HANDS: A hands-on agricultural experience for children. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
PARADE: A 14-block route through the fairgrounds, featuring a high school marching band competition, visiting royalty and special attractions. 2 p.m.
VISITOR’S PLAZA: Fairchild & Fairborn Mascots: Free photo opportunities and autograph sessions. 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Thank a Farmer Magic Show: noon, 4 & 6 p.m.; Minnesota Oink Day: 10 a.m.-4 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.
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. WARNER COLISEUM: High School Rodeo: 6 p.m.
THE X-ZONE: 3rd Lair Skatepark at the X-Zone: Demonstrations on skateboards, in-line skates and BMX bikes. Noon-3, 4:30 & 6 p.m.; Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: 11 a.m., 1, 4 & 5:30 p.m.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROGRAMS
4-H BUILDING: Bee Beard Demonstration: 1 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.; Moo Sample Station: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
DNR PARK: Fire Tower: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; MN DNR K-9 Law Enforcement Unit: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HERITAGE SQUARE: Blacksmith Demonstrations: 9 a.m., noon, 3 & 6 p.m.; Woodturner Demonstrations: 9 a.m., 1, 4 & 8 p.m.
AGSTAR ARENA: 4-H Llama Costume Competition: 6 p.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Make It Better With Butter Contest: 10 a.m.; Agrilympics: Wool Pack-O-Rama, Celebrity Division: 1 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: High School Robotics Competition: 10 a.m., noon & 3 p.m.
SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Sheep Open Class: 8:30, 9 a.m. & noon; Chickens, Turkeys and Waterfowl Open Class: 9 a.m.
SWINE BARN: Swine Open Class, Junior Barrows: 8 a.m.; Swine Open Class, Open Barrows: 9 a.m.
WARNER COLISEUM: Dairy Cattle Open Class: 9 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
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Exhibit: Sample flights of Minnesota craft beers. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Also educational stations and interactive stage programs at 3 and 6 p.m. Minnesota Wine Country: Presentations and tastings from Minnesota vineyards and wineries. Daily programs from 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: 3 p.m.; Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden: 4 p.m.; Hydroponics: 10 a.m.; How to Choose and Prepare Vegetables for Competition: 11 a.m.; Pruning Young Trees and Old Shrubs: noon & 5 p.m.; Growing, Harvesting and Preserving Herbs: 1 p.m.; Growing Dazzling Dahlias: 2 p.m.
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: Needlework, crafts, baking and canning by Minnesota residents. 9 a.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Healthy Local Food Cooking: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Edible Container Design: noon; Design-Build for Sustainability: 10 a.m.; Solar-Powerd Into the Future?: noon; Growing Organic Food Using Biomass Heating: 2 & 5 p.m.; Cooking With Kids as Quality Time: 4 & 6 p.m.