Day 8: Seniors Day

  • Updated: August 29, 2013 - 6:02 AM

Sisters Britney Payne, left, of Inver Grove Heights and Alexis Geving of Ogilvie drizzle chocolate on their bacon from Big Fat Bacon at the Minnesota State Fair August 25, 2013.

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Thursday, Aug. 29

SENIORS DAY: Seniors (65 & over) admitted for $7. Early Bird Specials are offered until 1 p.m. on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions. Many vendors offer special Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests.


GRANDSTAND: Train: With Michael Franti & Spearhead. 7:30 p.m., $37-$47.

4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m., 3:30, 5 & 8 p.m.

DNR PARK: Ecuador Manta: 8 & 9 p.m.; BLT Band: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 5 p.m.

HERITAGE SQUARE: Jerry O’Hagan and His Orchestra: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Mary Jane Alm: 2, 3 & 4 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: Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards Ceremony: 10:30 a.m.; 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: Jim Berner’s Music Legends: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. Bandana: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.


CAROUSEL PARK: Stretch & Stroll: The 11th Annual State’s Largest Stretch & Stroll kicks off at the Carousel Park Stage with registration at 9:30 a.m. and program at 10 a.m. Co-sponsors UCare, Volunteers of America and the Alzheimer’s Association are teaming up to teach seniors how to stretch their muscles and live a healthful life. The first 1,000 participants receive free door prizes, including a T-shirt and tools for fitness. The Whitesidewalls will provide music. UCare will stay to sponsor a full afternoon of multicultural music and dance hosted by comedian Shed G. 9:30 a.m.

CAROUSEL PARK: Fair-Well-to-Summer Dance Party: Teens and young adults can show off their dance moves as DJs Mad Mardigan, Dudley D and Ben Quam spin tunes. 8 p.m.

CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Live: 11 a.m. & 12:15 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.; Emerald Ash Borer: Shake hands with a costumed character, noon & 2 p.m.; Fish Fillet Challenge: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

EDUCATION BUILDING: Square Dance ABC: 3 & 6 p.m.; Midwest Polka: 1 & 5 p.m.

FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Alphabet Forest: Take pictures with fair letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels, add words to the Fair Dictionary and more! 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; Mama Lou: American Strong Woman: 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: Aerial laser beams and colorful images light up a gigantic screen — all to music. Located outdoors at the intersection of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave. 9:15 p.m.;

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