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Five Things: Minnesota State Fair Day 3

Alright Richfield, if you're heading for the fair for Day 3, here are some things to consider.

To know: Today is 4-H Day at the fair, which means swine, rabbits, sheep and more will be on prominent display. The weather is expected to be perfect, with a high of 79 and zero percent chance of rain. Check out the fair’s website for a full schedule of the day’s activities and events.

To watch: A groundbreaking ceremony for the $3 million, 27,000-square-foot Equine and Livestock Arena will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Judging Arena on Judson Avenue. A 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction will follow at 6 p.m.

To dance: Teens and young adults attending the first ever “FAIR-Well-To-Summer Dance Party” from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Carousel Park. DJ Mad Mardigan and DJ Dudley D will host the dance.

To run, hit and throw: Fair-goers can test their skills in hockey, basketball, football and baseball during “PREP 45 Day,” presented by KSTC-TV, Channel 45 to celebrate high school sports in Minnesota. Activities run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on West Dan Patch Avenue.

To hear: Four-man pop group Big Time Rush plays at the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $35.

Quote for the day: "Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe. But from the same point, take mankind in mass, and for the most part, they seem a mob of unnecessary duplicates, both contemporary and hereditary.” - Herman Melville, penned whilst he was aloft on the SkyGlider

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