Seniors (65 and older) admitted for $8. Early-bird specials until 1 p.m. on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides and games. Special Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests.
GRANDSTAND: Alabama: With Levon. 7:30 p.m.
CAROUSEL PARK: The Pearl Brothers: 9 & 11 a.m.
DNR PARK: BLT Band: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; Ecuador Manta: 5 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: The Irish Brigade: 10:45 a.m., noon & 1:15 p.m.; Salsa Del Soul: 7:30 & 8:45 p.m.; Andres Gross: Festival of Nations Demo Stage. Noon, 1:30, 3 & 4:30 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: The Sound Exchange: 10:30 & 11:45 a.m.; The Quebe Sisters: 1 & 2:30 p.m.; Pokey LaFarge: 3:30 & 4:45 p.m.; Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters: 8:30 p.m.
MINNESOTA WINE COUNTRY: Old Soul: 6:30 p.m.
RAMBERG SENIOR CENTER: Jim Berner’s Music Legends: 10:30, 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Big Bob Scoggin: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
WISER LIVING: The Pretty Good Players: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Gabriel Douglas: 6 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.
CAROUSEL PARK: Seniors Day: Health and wellness demonstrations and giveaways, fun exercise sessions and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll: Ucare, Volunteers of America and Silver Sneakers® team up to teach seniors how to stretch muscles and live a healthful life. UCare has free giveaways for program guests in the park. 10 a.m.; Seniors Day Health & Wellness Programs and “Doc Talks”: 11:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: Video Presentations: Barn Stage, inside Cattle Barn. 9, 10 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m.; Moo Booth: Moo Live: Presentations and interactive activities highlighting the world of cows and agriculture. Barn stage inside Cattle Barn. 11:30 a.m.; Moo Booth 25th Anniversary Special Activities: Special MOO-tastic activities and prizes to celebrate 25 years of the Moo Booth. 12:30 p.m.; Moo Booth: Moo Quiz Show: Barn stage inside Cattle Barn. 5:30 p.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: Dreamland Arts: 10:30, 11:30 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m. Mixed Precipitation: 3, 4, 5 & 6 p.m.
EXPO PLACE: Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: 11 a.m., 1, 4 & 5:30 p.m.
FAMILY FAIR/BALDWIN PARK: Great Big Sandbox: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Alphabet Forest: Meet authors and alphabet activities. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Math On-A-Stick: A space for kids and families to explore math concepts. 9 a.m.-8 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.
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Native Pride Dancers: 3:15, 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
LEINIE LODGE BANDSHELL: Flag Raising: 10:25 a.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Bees and Honey: Meet and learn with the American Honey Queen Kim Kester. 11 a.m.
SWINE BARN: Oink Booth: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WEST END MARKET: In The Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre: 10, 11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.; Theatre of Fools: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROGRAMS
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: Hand Milking: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Moo Booth: Milking Demonstrations: Moo Stage, outside Cattle Barn. 10 a.m., noon, 4 & 6 p.m.
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND ANNEX: Weavers’ Guild of Minnesota: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Hi-Lo Cafe: Secrets from the Kitchen and the Bar: 10:30 a.m., noon & 1:30 p.m.; Lady Slipper Needle Arts Society: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Midwest Machine Knitter Collaborative: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Porcelain Artists: 9 a.m.-noon.
HORSE BARN: Equine Chiropractics: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: ReUSE MN Demo: Empty the Nest: 10 a.m., 12:30, 3 & 5:30 p.m.
4-H BUILDING: 4-H Chef for a Day Cook-Off: 6 p.m.
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: State Florist Association: Professional Designer of the Year Semi Finals: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; State Florist Association: Professional Designer of the Year Finals: 4 p.m.
AGSTAR ARENA: 4-H Llama Obstacle Course and Public Relations: 4:30 p.m.; Llama Open Performance Classes: 8:30 a.m.
CATTLE BARN AND ANNEX: Moo Booth: Make It Better with Butter Contest: 10 a.m.
EDUCATION BUILDING: 2016 Best Awards Ceremony: 10 a.m.
SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Poultry Open Class: Rooster Crowing Contest: 11 a.m.
WARNER COLISEUM: Open Dairy Cattle Competitions: 10 a.m.; Dairy Cattle Open Class: Supreme Champion: 10 a.m.; Minnesota State Fair Horse Show: Appaloosa, Paint, Pinto, Quarter Horses: 12:30 & 6 p.m.
DNR PARK: Reptiles & Amphibians Live!: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.
MIRACLE OF BIRTH CENTER: Meet the Animals: Q&A with MN FFA members and their animals. 10 a.m.
PET CENTER: Northstar Rottweiler Club: 9, 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m.; Canine College: 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
SHEEP AND POULTRY BARN: Hop, Flop & Sniff: See a sampling of rabbit breeds and distinguish the variations of sizes, shapes, fur types, colors, tails and ears. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
HOME AND HOBBIES
AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; The Common Table: Minnesota Eats: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Minnesota Department of Agriculture: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Federated Garden Clubs, Inc. of Minnesota Standard Flower Show: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Pruning Young Trees and Old Shrubs: 10 a.m.; Ask the Apple Grower: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Looking Inside the Hive: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Successful Composting: 11 a.m.; Cooking with Honey: 11, 11:30 a.m. & noon; Minnesota Grape Growers Association Ask About Growing Grapes in Minnesota: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Blueberries in Your Backyard: Noon; Do-It-Yourself Organic Lawn Care: 1 p.m.; No Dig Gardening: 2 p.m.; Harvesting Honey: 1, 2, 4 & 5 p.m.; Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Talks: 3 & 6 p.m.
DNR PARK: Wildflowers and Pollinators: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
MINNESOTA WINE COUNTRY: Wine & Chocolate Pairings: 3:30 p.m.
PROGRESS CENTER/ECO EXPERIENCE: Yard 2.0: Goodbye Ornamentals, Hello Functional Yards: 10 a.m.; Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstrations: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Building with Solar in Mind: Noon; Digging Into Community Solar Gardens in Minnesota: 2 p.m.; Your Carbon Footprint: 4 p.m.