Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair!

Wednesday, August 29th from 9 am – 5 pm • Dan Patch Park, MN State Fairgrounds

Join Minnesota’s public libraries in celebrating readers of all ages. Stop by to tell a Book Fortuneteller what kind of books you like to read and receive the title of what could possibly be the best book you read this year! Don’t forget to pick up a groovy bookmark. Don’t miss a roving solar-powered story collector called The Storymobile, which includes iPads, cameras, microphones – and good ol’ pencils and paper – to share and record your story! Walk through Dan Patch Park and read “Isle of You” by Minnesota author David LaRochelle. New this year: Make your own button! Performances on stage include comedy sets, dance and music throughout the day. You can view more of the Minnesota State Fair scheduling here!

Public library card holders receive the following discounted admission ticket price when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present a valid library card. (One discount per card.)

  • Adults (13-64): $12
  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $9
  • Children (Under 5): Free

Read & Ride Day events are located in Dan Patch Park – across from the Grandstand on the west end.

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Read & Ride Day 2018 Promotional Poster

Please feel free to share with patrons!

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