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State Fair History & Heritage Center

2014 fair offers new ways to meet, eat, retreat

When fairgoers arrive at the State Fair they will find some of the biggest changes to the fairgrounds in nearly a century. The facelift includes a $17.5 million upgrade to the west end of the fair, two permanent restaurants and a brand-new gateway to the fairgrounds.

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Join us at the Minnesota State Fair!

Visit our booth near the corner of Judson and Nelson to meet some of your favorite hosts, see live programs, sign up for a terrific giveaway, get member freebies, and purchase some Pretty Good Goods!

MPR State Fair programming highlights:

Thursday, Aug. 21, noon: Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks with Mike Mulcahy of MPR News

Friday, Aug. 22, noon: LIVE broadcast and television taping of Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac

Monday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.: The Daily Circuit's Tom Weber hosts the University of Minnesota Raptor Center

Monday, Aug. 25 – Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Twin Cities hip hop collective Doomtree live performances and interviews (guests vary)

Friday, Aug. 29, noon: MPR Day at the Fair - Gary Eichten returns to chat with A Prairie Home Companion™'s Sue Scott, Tim Russell & Fred Newman

Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m.: MPR Day at the Fair - live performance by choral music ensemble VocalEssence

Friday, Aug. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Half Wits: Stories, sketches, songs and games with Wits™ host John Moe, John Munson and more

Friday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: A Prairie Home Companion™ at the Grandstand

Saturday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m.: The Current presents MN Music On-A-Stick

Plan your visit now by checking mpr.org/statefair or our full 2014 State Fair Schedule. (Schedule subject to change)

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