Minnesota State Fair

Our 2016 State Fair Schedule

Plan your visit to our booth near the corner of Judson and Nelson!
Schedule subject to change

Friday, September 2: MPR Day Carousel Park
9 a.m.: MPR Member appreciation gifts (while supplies last)
11 a.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Tom Weber and Mark Seeley bring you the State Fair Weather Quiz
Noon: MPR live broadcast: Garrison Keillor hosts a special quiz show
2- 3 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast of Cantus and the Copper Street Brass Quintet, hosted by John Birge
4- 5 p.m.: Live recording of The Current’s Local Show with Andrea Swensson
Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
7:45 p.m.: “The Minnesota Show” with Garrison Keillor
Tickets for “The Minnesota Show” sold through The State Fair and can be found via mnstatefair.org

Saturday, September 3
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Oake and Riley in the Afternoon
7 p.m.: Music on a Stick with Weezer, Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Sunday, September 4
9 a.m.- noon: Rock the Cradle Pop Up, presented in partnership with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Monday, September 5
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and Dem Atlas live in the 4 p.m. hour

State Fair Related Stories

From MPR News: State Fair to check bags at all entry gates
From MPR News: Spam sushi and candied bacon donut sliders: State Fair unveils new food for 2016
From The Current: Minnesota State Fair releases 2016 free music lineup

State Fair Resources for fair fans

Minnesota State Fair official Web site
State Fairground map for reference
Official food finder for meal mapping

State Fair Sponsors