State Fair Competition Entry Deadlines Approaching

ST. PAUL, MINN. (07/10/2014)(readMedia)-- The state's best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and nearly $1.3 million in total cash prizes. For complete prize lists and information on how to enter Minnesota State Fair competitions, visit; e-mail; or call (651) 288-4417.

Deadlines for entering Minnesota State Fair competitions are as follows:

Horses: July 21 (mail entries); August 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: August 1

Dairy and Boer Goats: August 4

Llamas: August 4

Market Goats (FFA): August 4

Sheep (Open Class and FFA): August 4

Stock Dogs: August 4

Swine (Open Class and FFA): August 4

Creative Activities (baked and canned goods online registration): August 5

Creative Activities (non-baked/canned good entries): Visit for delivery information.

Education (K-12 projects) (online registration): August 5

Education (K-12 projects): Visit for delivery information.

Christmas Trees: August 6

Judging Contests (FFA): August 6

Crop Art & Scarecrow: August 8

Crops (FFA): August 8

Farm Crops: August 8

Flowers: August 11

Fruits: August 11

Bee & Honey Culture: August 11

Vegetables & Potatoes: August 11

Wine: August 11

Agriculture Technology (FFA): August 17

Safe Tractor Operators Contest (FFA): August 18

New Corn: August 28