Today's Picks

Monday, September 2

• Today is Hmong MN Day at the Fair! Check out all the cool things happening in Dan Patch Park, from dance performances to fashion and community stories. 

• Start the last day with the Supreme Champions Parade of Champions for beef, dairy, sheep, and swine.

• Beer flavored meats and other savory snacks will eminate from the Cambria Kitchen when Surly Brewing takes the lead today. 

• Did you know every day you can learn a new recipe for Cooking with Honey in the AgHort?

• The fastest horses are competing in the Speed Event Finals today.

• How to Grow Vegetables in Containers is good gardening intel for the city kids. 

• The Bulls & Barrels Championships is one of the best, which is why they have it for last. Bull riders and barrel racers put on quite a show. 

• Show the kids how we used to really cut a rug in the old day, with super fly moves like those of Break-Shop Bump'n.

• Different local high school teams show up every day with sweet tech and innovative bots for the the FIRST Robotics Demo in the Education building.

• Today's the day that you climb the DNR Fire Tower, right?

• Last one! You gonna stay late enough for the nightly Laser Show?

Tonight at the Grandstand

State Fair Grandstand

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick on the 50th Anniversary Tour!

Tickets available!


• Cornbread Harris is back to close out the Fair, with a great show at the AFL-CIO stage. 

• The Jolly Zuks polka band plays in the Ramberg Music Cafe, where you can charge your phone, or polka, your choice. 

• Squad Goals: Take a listen to Matt's Family Jam, a five piece family band that, well, JAMS on the Leinie Lodge stage and have family envy. 

• VocalEssence Singers of This Age is a 17 member youth choir with kids from different schools, that sing, rap, dance, and write their own music. Worth a watch at the Bazaar stage!

• The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will be proving their love for a good riff on the Schell's stage today. 

• Pirate band? Pirate band! Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers are on the Bazaar stage with rowdy, evocative, rousing rave-ups that should not be missed. 

• Free Fallin: A tribute to Tom Petty will be singing to all the American Girls on the Bazaar stage tonight. 

• The funk-soul stylings of local Jaedyn James & the Hunger will be on full blast tonight on the Schell's Stage.

• Dessa is more than an ice cream flavor. She's a musical treasure that is performing at the Leinies Lodge tonight. 

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With Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Editor Steph March

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