Seniors (65 & over) admitted for $8. Early Bird Specials are offered until 1 p.m. on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests.
GRANDSTAND: Fall Out Boy: With Paramore and Bad Suns. 7 p.m.
DNR PARK: Ecuador Manta: 8 & 9 p.m.; BLT Band: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 5 p.m.; Michael Monroe: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Ali V: 6 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: INY Asian Dance Theater: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m.; Italian Organ Grinders: Noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30; Grupo Esplendor: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.; GB Leighton: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BAND SHELL: Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong: 11:45 a.m.; Six Appeal: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Natalie Stovall & the Drive: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Dr. Dog: 8:30 p.m.
RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Jim Berner’s Music Legends: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.; The Joey Johnson Band: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
SCHILLING AMPHITHEATER: The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins: 2, 3 & 4 p.m.; Deke Dickerson with the Trashmen: 7:30 p.m.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H State Arts-In Musical Performance: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 5 p.m.; 4-H Performing Arts: 5:30 p.m.; 4-H Chef for a Day Cook-Off: 6 p.m.
CAROUSEL PARK: Jovonta Patton & Deliverance for Youth: 11:30 a.m.; Hmong Peace Dancers: 12:15 p.m.; Grupo de Danzas Colombianas: 1 p.m.; Somali Youth Dancers: 1:45 p.m.; Larry Yazzie & Native Pride Dancers: 2:15 p.m.; Aztec Dance Group: 3 p.m.; Duniya Drum & Dance: 3:45 p.m.; Gotta Dance Line Dancers: 4:30 p.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: Cow milking, fun & educational activities, dairy and beef cattle showcase, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Video Presentations: 9, 10 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m.; Moo Sample Station: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; My American Farm: 11 a.m.; Moo Live: 11:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
DNR PARK: Fish Pond Talks: Quarter to the hour. 9:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; Adopt-a-River Trash Sculpture: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Smokey Bear: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy: 11 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.; Outdoors Family Feud: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Emerald Ash Borer: Noon & 2 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: High School Robotics Competition: 10 a.m., noon & 3 p.m.; Minneami Salsa: 10, 11 a.m., 1 & 4:30 p.m. Collide Theatrical Dance Company: 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.; ABC Square Dancing: Noon & 3:30 p.m.; Green T Productions: 3, 4, 5 & 6 p.m.
FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Alphabet Forest: Alphabet activities for all ages. Take pictures with Fair Letters, create alphabet Ferris wheels and more. Daily author appearances, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Great Big Sandbox: Dig, scoop and burrow your way through this sandbox for kids. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; 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.; Minnesota State Fair County Fair Talent Contest: 7 p.m.; Lasertainment’s Laser Hits Show: High-powered aerial laser beams dance above guests while colorful images light up a gigantic screen – all choreographed to music. Located outdoors at the intersection of Cosgrove St. and Randall Ave. 9:15 p.m.;
HORSE BARN: EquiMania: An interactive education center for horse lovers. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BAND SHELL: Amateur Talent Contest, 6 p.m.
LITTLE FARM HANDS: A hands-on agricultural experience for children. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Seed Survivor: An interactive exhibit that encourages children to understand the elements plants need to grow. 8 a.m.; Old Iron Show: Rare, valuable and fully operational antique farm equipment is displayed. Located on Lee Av., north of Little Farm Hands. 8 a.m.
STATE FAIR MALL PARADE: A 14-block route through the fairgrounds and features a high school marching band competition, visiting royalty, floats and special attractions. 2 p.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Thank a Farmer Magic Show: Noon, 4 & 6 p.m.; Career Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine: in the Nursery of Knowledge. 10 a.m., 4 p.m.; Gobble, Gobble! Cluck, Cluck! Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
NORTHWOODS: Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show: 11 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.; Timberworks Lumberjack Show: Noon, 3, 5:30 & 7 p.m.
PET CENTER: Giant Sing Along: A participatory public art installation that invites guests to belt out tunes. On Murphy Av. across from the Pet Center. 9 a.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Healthy Local Food Films: 7 p.m.
SCHILLING AMPHITHEATER: Guy Gilchrist: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.; Kenny Ahern: 5:30 p.m.
SWINE BARN: Oink Booth: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Pig Tales: 11 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DRIVEN TO DISCOVER: Fitness After 55: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Familial Cancer Testing Study: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Understanding Fitness’ Function in Determining Activity Study: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Social Science on a Stick: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bipeds and Bad Dreams: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Develop Your Brain: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Minnesota Taste 12: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Safe Schools Survey: 3-9 p.m.; Gopher Kids Study: 3-9 p.m.; Learn Your Lipids for Prevention of Familial Heart Disease: 3-9 p.m.; Mythbusting Unreasonable Entrepreneurship: 3-9 p.m.
VISITORS PLAZA: Fairchild and Fairborne Mascot Appearances: Free photo opportunities and autograph sessions. 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.
WEST END MARKET: Theatre of Fools: 10, 11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.; Black Storytellers Alliance: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
THE X-ZONE: Skateboard and BMX Bike Demonstrations: Noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30 & 6 p.m.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROGRAMS
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Looking Inside the Hive: 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.
CAROUSEL PARK: Senior Stretch & Stroll: UCare, Volunteers of America and SilverSneakers® present the 12th Annual State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll. The first 1,000 participants receive free giveaways! Registration at 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. event.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Milking Demonstrations: 10 a.m., noon, 4 & 6 p.m.; Hand Milking Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: Icing on the Cake: 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.
DNR PARK: Fire Tower: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: Soo Bahk Do Traditional Martial Arts: 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Bees and Honey Demonstration: 2-4 p.m.; Equine Dentistry: 2 p.m.
PET CENTER: Northstar Rottweiler Club: 9, 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m.; Northern Sky Kennel Hunting Demonstration: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation Demonstration: 7 p.m.;
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: ReUSE Room Demonstrations: 10 a.m., 1, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Renewing the Countryside Cooking: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DRIVEN TO DISCOVER: Cooking with Kids in Rural Minnesota: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Professional Designer of the Year Finals: 4 p.m.
AGSTAR ARENA: Llama Open Performance Class: 8:30 a.m.; 4-H Llama Obstacle Course and Public Relations: 5 p.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Make It Better with Butter Contest: 10 a.m.; Agrilympics: Celebrity Butter Carving Contest: 12:20 p.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: FFA Landscape Design and Construction Competition Displays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
WARNER COLISEUM: Dairy Cattle Open Class - Supreme Champion: 10 a.m.; State Fair Horse Show: 12:30 & 6 p.m.
PET CENTER: Pet Surgery: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Baa Booth: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
HOME AND HOBBIES
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. unless noted): The Common Table: 9 a.m.; Minnesota Department of Agriculture: 9 a.m.; Floralpalooza’s “Zoo-Tanical”: 9 a.m.; University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science: 9 a.m.; Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota Show: 9 a.m.; “Under the Big Top” Professional Floral Designer of the Year Competition: 9 a.m.; Ask the Apple Grower: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Earth-Friendly Fall Lawn Care: 10 a.m.; Ask the Grape Grower: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; What About Me, the Mason Bee? Talk for Kids: 11 a.m.; Maximizing the Harvest: Noon; Backyard Composting the Easy Way: 1 p.m.; Hydroponic Gardening the Very Easy Way: 2 p.m.; Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild: 3 & 6 p.m.;
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: American Sewing Guild: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Religious Wood Carving: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Weavers’ Guild of Minnesota: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
MINNESOTA WINE COUNTRY: Getting Down and Dirty - Let’s Talk About Soil: 3:30 p.m.; Minnesota Wine Pairings with Classic State Fair Foods: 5 p.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Sustaining Health Between Climate Extremes: 10 a.m.; Making Solar Work for You: noon; Circumnavigation of the World’s Largest Lake: 2 p.m.; Powered by the Sun: 4 p.m.; How Minnesota Is Breaking Its Addiction to Oil: 5 p.m.