Join us for some of your favorite History Center programs when we take over the Minnesota State Fair’s Carousel Park!
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For the fifth year, it’s Minnesota History Day at the State Fair’s Carousel Park with an action-packed line-up. Included with Fair admission!
10 to 11 a.m.: 9 Nights of Music Sampler and dance lessons featuring bluegrass band The High 48s and dance instruction
11:15-11:45 a.m.: Meet the Past! Stan Turner interviews luminaries from Minnesota History
12-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.: Minnesota History Challenge! Test your knowledge of Minnesota, the State Fair and more and win a prize.
1-2:30 p.m.: Big Wow Variety Show - All About Toys
With host Tou Ger Xiong and house band Dan Newton & Café Accordion Orchestra
• Beth Gilleland as Professor Thunderblust
• History Hound
• Magic with Brodini
• Prop comedy with David Harris
• Yo yo tricks with Dazzling Dave Schulte
• Break dance/clogging challenge with Julie Young and Billy Xiong
• Vocalist Andrea Bennett Xiong
• “Toys as Fashion” showcase
Thanks to the Manhattan Toy Company for show props!
2:45-3:15 p.m.: Pride of the Prairie-American folk music with Bill and Sarah Cagley
4:30-5:30 p.m.-9 Nights of Music sampler and dance lessons featuring Salsa del Soul and dance instruction
Ongoing throughout the day:
• Art Activity: Robot Mania
• MN Historical Society displays and resource tables
State Fair Walking Tour
Listen to self-guided mobile walking tour of the State Fair by visiting the website
or by calling 1-877-411-4123. Use it as you're walking through the Fairground or at home anytime.
Don't miss the Minnesota Historical Society's booth in the Grandstand each day of the Fair - you can pick up your walking tour prizes and grab some history swag here!