MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair
August 25th - September 5th, 2016
Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display
The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time to join or renew your membership. Our educational display this year on our 150th Anniversary and heritage plants—check it out.
Every year at the MN State Fair, MSHS has a special membership offer; this year, fair patrons who renew their MSHS membership or become new members will receive an exclusive gardening gift and save $5 for joining. Plus your name will be entered into a drawing for great prizes! Memberships will be sold at our booth in the Ag./Hort. Building.
Educational Display - MSHS' 150th Anniversary and Heritage Plants
Located in the Ag./Hort. Building, the MSHS educational display has lots of information to offer all levels of gardeners.
Along with selling memberships at our booth in the Ag./Hort. Building, we will be selling a wide-variety of t-shirts and gardening books, as well as gloves, garden gifts, hats, small tools, and the ever popular Minnesota Gardening calendar.
People who volunteer at the Fair for MSHS receive free admission. MSHS depends on its volunteers to make our presence at the Minnesota State Fair a success. Visit the Volunteer Page to view the volunteer schedule and contact Diane Duvall, Volunteer Coordinator to sign up for a shift: 651-643-3601 ext. 208
MSHS State Fair Gardens
Make sure and stop by the Agriculture/Horticulture building to see the Minnesota State Horticultural Society Adopt-A-Garden. This late summer garden peaks during the fair. It is home to a waterfall feeding two streams that end in a central pond, a bubbler fountain in a large boulder, and two pondless falls at the patio level. Some of the plant material in the garden changes every year. The mission of the garden is to provide a showcase for plants suitable for a colorful garden in the fall. It includes late summer blooming perennials and annuals that provide color up to frost. Our volunteer gardener will be available for questions throughout the fair. Many thanks to the Saint Anthony Park Garden Club for their tireless volunteer contributions to the gardens.
State Fair Plant Show
Minnesota State Horticultural Society Potted Plant Show—August 27 and 28, Agriculture/Horticulture Building. A long standing tradition of MSHS, this show features unique and unusual plant collections along with a large variety of houseplants, hanging baskets, vines, dish gardens, herb containers, and terrariums. We are always looking for entries and would like to encourage you to enter; plant societies and garden centers are welcome to do a special display. We welcome amateur exhibitors of all ages. This show is not to be missed!
For more information, download the MSHS Potted Plant Show Schedule which includes show rules, and much more. Please note changes to the schedule including times for dropping off plants: between noon and 5:30 on Wednesday August 24th.
Click here to see more pictures of winning plants from the show.
Other Plant Shows at the Fair
AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA
STATE FAIR GLADIOLUS SHOW sponsored by MINNESOTA GLADIOLUS SOCIETY
FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF MINNESOTA, INC.
MN STATE FLORIST ASSOCIATION
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR SEMI FINALS
ORCHID SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA
ANNUAL STATE FAIR SHOW
MINNESOTA BONSAI SOCIETY
STATE FAIR DAHLIA SHOW sponsored by:
MINNESOTA DAHLIA SOCIETY