BBE at the State Fair

August 30-September 5 9am-9pm

Minnesota State Fair Agriculture Horticulture Building
1271 Underwood St, Falcon Heights, MN 55108

August 25 through September 5, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Visit the BBE table on August 30 and September 3 from 3-6pm!

CFANS staff and faculty: Sign up to volunteer as a greeter in our CFANS display area! Shifts are three hours in duration and training is provided in advance. You receive a free admission ticket for the day and a CFANS T-shirt.

Daily Exhibits (9 a.m.  9 p.m., Southwest wing of the Agriculture Horticulture building):

  • CFANS Exhibit: "Where Passion Meets Purpose" | Fairgoers will learn about research underway at CFANS, "fly through" the Bell Museum for its 150th anniversary, and try their hand at crop art. Take a selfie in a canoe photo booth and learn from CFANS researchers during pop-up learning activities.
  • UMN Extension Master Gardeners | Get your gardening questions answered by representatives from the University's Master Gardener program. 
  • Turfgrass Science | Learn how to create a "smart lawn" to save water and attract pollinators with University turf experts.
  • Forever Green Initiative | Find out what new crops are on the horizon and those making a great debut from Forever Green researchers.

Pop-up Learning Schedule coming soon!