Thrifty Thursday: Reduced admission: Adults (13 & over) $10; Kids (5–12) $7. All-day discounts are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides, games and concessions. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests.
GRANDSTAND: Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon: 8 p.m., $38.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m., 5 & 7:30 p.m.
DNR PARK: Axiom: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; Snakes Alive!: 11 a.m.; A Hardwoods Home Companion: 1 & 3 p.m.; Ecuador Manta: 7, 8 & 9 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: Young Fiddlers Association: 9 & 11 a.m.
HERITAGE SQUARE: The Roe Family Singers: 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; The Harris Brothers: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles: 7 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Dirty Shorts Brass Band: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m.; Six Appeal: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; Socaholix: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Mountain Heart: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Dale Watson: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Sunny Sweeney: 8:30 p.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Clearwater Band: 10 a.m.
RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Mark Stillman: 10:30, 11:45a.m. & 1 p.m.; Ramm Band: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
4-H BUILDING: Wiser Living: Smart Solutions for Aging at Home: An interactive exhibit showcases innovative product solutions and services that help support independent living.
CAROUSEL PARK: STEM DAY: More than 30 science and math organizations will have hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations for children, families and teachers. 8 a.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.; Naturalist Tent: Stop by this touch-and-learn area filled with fur pellets, snakes and rocks. Kids can make and take home an animal track and get a nature tattoo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Emerald Ash Borer: Shake hands with a costumed character, noon & 2 p.m.