Minnesota State Fair features Mental Health Awareness Day

ST. PAUL — For the second consecutive year, the Minnesota State Fair will highlight mental health awareness. Visitors can learn about mental health resources and wellness through games and activities, as well as stage acts including music, youth performances, yoga and more. More than 50 awareness-raising activities, many of them geared for children and teens, will be offered.

Featured guests will include Minneapolis hip-hop and spoken word artist Desdamona, KARE11 multimedia journalist Bryan Piatt, the Fidgety Fairytales performers, Minnesota musician Mark Mallman, The Renovators and others. The event is free with fair admission and will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Dan Patch Park next to the grandstand.

Learn more about the event at www.namimn.org or call 651-645-2948.