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

Thursday, August 25
9-11 a.m.: MPR News live broadcast with Kerri Miller
12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR performance by The Cedarwood Duo, hosted by Julie Amacher
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and Reina Del Cid live in the 4 p.m. hour

Friday, August 26
12-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast of Almanac with Cathy Wurzer: Chris Thile and Kevin Kling
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and Chris Thile live in the 4 p.m. hour

Saturday, August 27
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Oake and Riley in the Afternoon

Sunday, August 28
10-11 a.m.: The Current's Kid's Dance Party hosted by Mac Wilson

Monday, August 29
12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast of the Artaria String Quartet, hosted by Steve Staruch
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and Davina and the Vagabonds live in the 4 p.m. hour

Tuesday, August 30
9 a.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Tom Crann
10 a.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Tom Crann with guest Dr. Jon Hallberg
12-1 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast of Minnesota Opera singers, hosted by Mindy Ratner
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and guest TBD

Wednesday, August 31
1-2 p.m.: Classical live broadcast of a Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra ensemble, hosted by Lynne Warfel
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and guest The Twilight Hours live in the 4 p.m. hour

Thursday, September 1
11 a.m.-Noon: MPR News live broadcast with Tom Weber with guests former DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and former Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Gary Eichten with guest Sen. Amy Klobuchar
3-7 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat and Pokey Lafarge live in the 4 p.m. hour

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

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
Check back for programming updates

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

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State Fair Resources for fair fans

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

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