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The state’s best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, August 21 through Labor Day, September 1.

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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 goods entries): Visit for delivery information.

Education (K-12 projects) (online registration): August 5. Visit for delivery information.

Christmas Trees: August 6.

Judging Contests (FFA): August 6.

Crop Art and Scarecrow: August 8.

Crops (FFA): August 8.

Farm Crops: August 8.

Flowers: August 11.

Fruits: August 11.

Bee and Honey Culture: August 11.

Vegetables and Potatoes: August 11.

Wine: August 11.

Agriculture Technology (FFA): August 17.

Safe Tractor Operators Contest (FFA): August 18.

New Corn: August 28.