What to do on Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair

August 31 – Tuesday, August 31> Military Appreciation Day

Today’s offers – discounts – for active military families, retired military and married couples, and veterans and couples with discounts on acceptable military service documentation. All ages (with documents) – $ 11. Pre-Bird Specialists With strong Midway and Kidway rides and games until 1pm, many grocery stores and caterers offer special deals for all fair guests.

At Dan Patch Park (8 am-4:30 pm) Military Advocacy Day: Visit educational tents and organizations that support the military to celebrate Military Admiral Day. Entertainment, performances, and special musical performances at the venue, including performances by Cyril Jerry, the Red Bull Rock Band, and Johnny Holiday.

Other Military Celebration Day Events: The day begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Veterans Garden, south of the Agricultural Garden Building. At 9:45 a.m., the day will be marked by a program recognizing the patriotic line at the Lenny Lodge Band. The 934th Airlift Wing will be held at two C130s at 10:25 am. The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band will perform military units at the State Fair Daily Parade at 10:30 and 11:45 p.m.

The full daily program is available at the State Fair Information booth or online at mnstatefair.org. In addition to butter, barn and corn dogs, here they are …

Three to see

KLANG, KLANG, KLANG: Two free trolleys to visit northeast of Fermentation (one is accessible). The ADA-accessible trolley car also travels on Randall Avenue on Danfor Street and Dan Elmer Road. Vehicles run daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m.

It’s not made of cardboard: you can watch the cow-milk procession on the mound at 10 a.m., 2, 4, and 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Not a stupid grass: The University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences (often called CFANS) has an exhibition on climate-solutions in the Ag-Hort building. With the advice of university grasshoppers, as well as gardening questions, it shows ways to create “smart grass” every day from 9 am to 9 pm.

Music at the exhibition

In the Grand Store – Michael McDonald’s reunion with the Dubby brothers for the first time in 25 years on the band’s 50th anniversary tour. Dozens of dirty brass bands open. 7 p.m. $ 65 to $ 50.

The show features a wide variety of genres, including Free-Big Sandy and Fly-Right Boys rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, honky tonk, R&B, soul and doo-wop. 8 p.m. Schedule level at the Shilling Amphitheater.


On Sunday, 149,247 attended the fair.

On the first Sunday of the exhibition attendance record In 1994, there were 209,969. In 2019, the attendance was 191,524.

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