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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!

Friday, Aug. 29: MPR Day at the State Fair

Show your MPR Member Card at Carousel Park or the MPR Booth and get your limited edition 2014 MPR Member water bottle while supplies last!

Location: Carousel Park
10 – 11 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground live performance: Mike Pengra and Barb Abney co-host with guests The Ericksons
11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground Radio Kids Dance Party with The Current's Barb Abney
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Gary Eichten hosts conversation with A Prairie Home Companion's Sue Scott, Tim Russell & Fred Newman
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast: John Birge hosts The Copper Street Brass Quintet
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Half Wits: A deep-fried sampling of Wits, served on a stick and full of stories, sketches, songs and games with host John Moe, John Munson, Har Mar Superstar and more

Location: MPR Booth
No programming - visit for fun and sign up for our giveaway!

Location: Grandstand
7 p.m.: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, A Prairie Home Companion returns to the Minnesota State Fair after a two year hiatus

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

Enter our 2014 Minnesota State Fair Giveaway and you could win one of several prizes, including a gift certificate to Pretty Good Goods or a terrific ticket prize pack! (See official rules)

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