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Updated: 07/17/2013 12:43 PM
Created: 07/17/2013 12:35 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Jenna Jaynes

Competition Entry Deadlines Approaching for State Fair


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Competition entry deadlines for the 2013 Minnesota State Fair are quickly approaching.

Each year the state’s best in art, education, livestock and farm products compete for the blue ribbon prizes. More than $1 million in total cash prizes will be awarded this year during the fair from Thursday, Aug. 22 through Monday, Sept. 2.

Deadlines are staggered through July and August:

  • Horses: July 22
  • Cattle (FFA): July 29
  • Cattle, open class: July 29
  • Poultry (chickens, waterfowl, turkeys and pigeons): July 31
  • Rabbits: July 31
  • Dairy and boer goats: August 5
  • Llamas: August 5
  • Market goats (FFA): August 5
  • Sheep (FFA): August 5
  • Sheep, open class: August 5
  • Stock dogs: August 5
  • Swine (FFA): August 5
  • Swine, open class: August 5
  • Creative activities: August 6 (baked & canned goods pre-registration)
  • Creative activities delivery: see website for details
  • Education (pre-registration): August 6
  • Education delivery: see website for details
  • Christmas trees: August 7
  • Judging contests (FFA): August 9
  • Crop art & scarecrow: August 9
  • Crops (FFA): August 9
  • Farm crops: August 9
  • State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship: August 9
  • Flowers: August 12
  • Fruits: August 12
  • Honey & bee culture: August 12
  • Vegetables & potatoes: August 12
  • Wine: August 12
  • Agriculture Technology: August 18
  • Safe Tractor Operators Contest (FFA): August 19
  • New corn: August 29

For entry information and last year’s results click here.


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