Monday, Sept. 2
KIDS –12) admitted for $7. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Last Chance bargains all day. Pick up a Last Chance flyer with a listing of deals available at all information booths.
GRANDSTAND: Tim McGraw: With Brantley Gilbert: 7:30 p.m., $56-$71.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m.
DNR PARK: SRO Dance Band: 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4, 7 & 8 p.m.
HERITAGE SQUARE: Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Blue Wolf Bluegrass: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Chastity Brown: 7 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Breck Marimba Ensemble: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m.; The Barley Jacks: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; GB Leighton: 7:30 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Eric Paslay: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; The Quebec Sisters Band: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Michael Salgado: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m. Songblast: 6 p.m.; Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers: 8:30 p.m.
RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: The Fairlanes: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. The Irish Brigade: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Live: 11 a.m. & 1 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 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.
EDUCATION BUILDING: Zumba Dance: 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. Soo Bahk Do: 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Square Dance ABC: noon & 5 p.m.; West Coast Swing Dancers: 3 & 6 p.m.
FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Alphabet Forest: 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; Jared Sherlock: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Sean Emery: 12:30 & 5 p.m.; Break-Shop Bump’n: 1:30, 4, 5:30 & 7 p.m.; Lasertainment’s Laser Hits Show: High-powered aerial laser beams dance and colorful images light up a gigantic screen — all to music. 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.; Mary Mack: 5:30 p.m.
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