2015 Minnesota State Fair

Join us at our booth!

Visit our booth near the corner of Judson and Nelson to meet some of your favorite hosts, see live programs, record your MPR story, and purchase some Pretty Good Goods!

Get the latest news!

Sign up for the State Fair Music newsletter curated by your friends at MPR. For each day of the fair we’ve assembled a list of musical performances happening at the MPR booth as well as on stages throughout the Fairgrounds!

Today at the Fair

Friday, August 28

Noon - 1pm: MPR News Live Broadcast: LIVE TPT "Almanac" with Cathy Wurzer
3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mark Wheat
4:30pm: Live performance - Reina Del Cid

Plan your visit

Saturday, August 29

3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mac Wilson

Sunday, August 30

Noon – 2pm: DJ Hampster Dance, Kid's Dance Party presented by The Current

Monday, August 31

9am - 10am: Classical MPR Choral Sing-Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mark Wheat
4:30pm: Live performance - Sonny Knight

Tuesday, September 1

9am - 10am: Classical MPR Choral Sing-Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
12pm - 1pm: Classical MPR Live Broadcast - Alison Young hosts the Copper Street Brass
3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mark Wheat
4:30pm: Activity - Trivia!

Wednesday, September 2

9am - 10am: Classical MPR Choral Sing-Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
11am – Noon: MPR News Podcast Taping: Brains On!
1pm - 2pm: MPR News Taping: Kerri Miller Foodie Roundtable
3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mark Wheat
4:30pm: Live performance - Haley Bonar

Thursday, September 3

9am - 10am: Classical MPR Choral Sing-Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
11am - noon: MPR News Live Broadcast with Tom Weber - Guests: Saint Paul Mayor Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges
3pm – 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Mark Wheat
4:30pm: Activity - Trivia!

MPR Day! Friday, September 4

Carousel Park Stage
11am - noon: MPR News Live Broadcast with Tom Weber - Guest: Mark Seeley
noon - 1pm: MPR News Live Broadcast with Gary Eichten - Guest: Senator Amy Klobuchar
2pm - 3pm: Classical MPR Live Broadcast - - Guests: The Great Northern Union Chorus
4pm - 5pm: The Current Presents Black Diet

Carousel Park: MPR Membership Hospitality Tent
noon - 1pm: Book Signing by Mark Seely, author of Minnesota Weather Almanac
noon - 5pm: Book Signing by Tom Weber, author of 100 Things to Do in The Twin Cities Before You Die
1pm - 2pm: Book Signing by Senator Amy Klobuchar, author of The Senator Next Door
2pm to 3pm: Book Signing by Cathy Wurzer, author of We Know How This Ends

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
7:45 pm: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

MPR Booth
The booth is open! Join us for MPR Day programming at Carousel Park

Saturday, September 5

3pm - 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Jill Riley
7:30pm at the Grandstand: The Current's Music on a Stick - The Avett Brothers with special guest Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sunday, September 6

Noon – 2pm: DJ Hampster Dance, Kid's Dance Party presented by The Current

Monday, September 7

9am - 10am: Classical MPR Choral Sing-Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
2pm - 3pm: Classical MPR Live Broadcast - Steve Staruch hosts The Singers
3pm to 7pm: The Current Live In Booth Broadcast with host Bill DeVille
4:30pm: Live performance - The Cactus Blossoms

State Fair Resources for fair fans

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

2015 State Fair Sponsors