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Seniors Prepare to 'Stretch & Stroll' at Minnesota State Fair Thursday

Thursday is Day 8 of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Thursday is Seniors Day at the fair, and those 65 and over get in for just $7.

To go with the theme of the days, more than 1,000 fair-goers are expected to participate in the Senior Stretch & Stroll. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. in Carousel Park. Held annually on the second Thursday of the fair, participants receive free t-shirts and fitness equipment.

In addition, Something to keep in mind if you're an animal lover is that cattle, sheep and swine leave the fair at 2 p.m., and barns will be closed for the rest of the day. The rides at Mighty Midway and Kidway also have a one ticket discount until 1 p.m. 

As for the evening's musicla stylings, Rascal Flatts plays the grandstand at 7 p.m. Limited seating is available for $43, $53 and $63. 

Check out the fair's website for a schedule of the day's activities and events. For more information about upcoming fair events or specials, and transportation options, see .

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