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Deadlines approaching for 2014 Minnesota State Fair contests

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Deadlines approaching for 2014 Minnesota State Fair contests
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The state’s best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Thursday, Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

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Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and nearly $1.3 million in total cash prizes.

Deadlines for entering Minnesota State Fair competitions are as follows:

  • Horses: July 21 (mail entries); Aug. 8 (online entries)
  • Beef and Dairy Cattle (Open Class and FFA): July 28 (mail entries); August 4 (online entries)
  • Poultry (chickens, waterfowl, turkeys and pigeons): July 30
  • Rabbits: July 30
  • State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship: Aug. 1
  • Dairy and Boer Goats: Aug. 4
  • Llamas: Aug. 4
  • Market Goats (FFA): Aug. 4
  • Sheep (Open Class and FFA): Aug. 4
  • Stock Dogs: Aug. 4
  • Swine (Open Class and FFA): Aug. 4
  • Creative Activities (baked and canned goods online registration): Aug. 5
  • Creative Activities (non-baked/canned good entries): Visit mnstatefair.org for delivery information
  • Education (K-12 projects) (online registration): Aug. 5
  • Education (K-12 projects): Visit mnstatefair.org for delivery information
  • Christmas Trees: Aug. 6
  • FFA Judging Contests: Aug. 6
  • Crop Art & Scarecrow: Aug. 8
  • FFA Crops: Aug. 8
  • Farm Crops: Aug. 8
  • Flowers: Aug. 11
  • Fruits: Aug. 11
  • Bee & Honey Culture: Aug. 11
  • Vegetables & Potatoes: Aug. 11
  • Wine: Aug. 11
  • FFA Agriculture Technology: Aug. 17
  • FFA Safe Tractor Operators Contest: Aug. 18
  • New Corn: Aug. 28

For complete prize lists and information on how to enter Minnesota State Fair competitions, visit mnstatefair.org; send an e-mail to competition@mnstatefair.org; or call 651-288-4417.

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