Minnesota State Fair

The fair is cancelled this year, so we're bringing the best of our booth to you.

We'll miss seeing the thousands of fairgoers who stop by our booth every year to buy T-shirts and join and renew memberships — your support during those 12 days helps fund all that we do for the rest of the year. In the wake of that lost revenue this year, we hope you'll pick one (or more!) of these fair-related fundraisers to support MSHS.

old fair booth

$154 for 154 Years

MSHS began during the first State Fair in 1866. To celebrate 154 years of growing gardeners, your gift of $154 honors our history and provides essential funding in the wake of the cancelled fair. Donate by 9/7 and enjoy a free showing of Five Seasons, a film about acclaimed landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

It's Not Fair Boxes

As seen in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine!  We've partnered with It's Not Fair to deliver the fair to your doorstep. Find our punny garden T-shirts and fine goods from local artists bundled and ready to be shipped directly to you. Our personal faves? Babe the Blue Box and the Midwest Gear package.

T-shirts for Gardeners

They're back! Due to popular demand, we're firing up the presses and printing more punny garden T-shirts for a limited time. Choose from a variety of styles and colors—treat yourself and pick out gifts for your favorite plant mamas and sodfathers! Don't wait—sale ends Friday, 8/28.

Become a Member

Members enjoy discounts on plants, free gardening webinars , subscription to Northern Gardener magazine and more! Join or renew online (it's quick and easy!) by September 7 and we'll email you a link to view Five Seasons, the much-loved film about landscape designer Piet Oudolf!

Potted Plant Show

A long-standing fair tradition, this show features unique and unusual plants, including a wide variety of houseplants, hanging baskets, vines, dish gardens, herb containers, and terrariums. We welcome exhibitors of all ages. Plant societies and garden centers are welcome to create a special display. For more information, download the MSHS Plant Show Schedule 2019.