As of press time, the Minnesota State Fair is scheduled to go on as usual, although that may change as the COVID-19 response continues.
Education Minnesota plans to continue hosting its traditional booth until either the State Fair or state health authorities advise otherwise.
Every year, Education Minnesota member volunteers and staff produce personalized photo calendars for visitors at our booth in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street near the Snelling Avenue entrance.
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The booth is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 7. Shifts include taking digital photos and acting as Education Minnesota ambassadors to fairgoers. In 2019, members produced more than 15,000 calendars for booth visitors.
Shifts are three hours long. Volunteers receive an admission ticket, T-shirt, mileage reimbursement and parking reimbursement up to $10.
In addition to the photo calendar, the booth also features a different education group almost every day of the fair showcasing their curriculum area or program.
Education Minnesota cares about the health and safety of its volunteers and the tens of thousands of guests who visit our booth every year. We expect to take extra safety precautions this year, although the exact measures haven’t been decided upon yet. They will be communicated to volunteers well in advance of the fair, however.
Please email or call Ashley Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-292-4862 with any questions.
Watch www.educationminnesota.org for any updates on our State Fair booth.