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4-H Llama Costume Contest

Aug. 29
6 p.m.
Free (gate admission is $9-$14)
Family Events, Festivals

There are plenty of weird things to discover at the Minnesota State Fair. There is butter sculpted to look like beauty queens. There are giant pigs with names like Rocky the Boar and Pigzilla. There are intricate images constructed with tiny seeds. While all of these things are worth checking out, some of the best people- and animal-watching can be found at the llama costume contest. Llamas will be dressed up with their humans to match in what feels like a farm-style beauty pageant. Previous years have featured llamas dressed like bumble bees, bride and groom entrants, and even some Lady Gaga-inspired efforts. This isn’t the only fashion show hosted by the Great Minnesota Get-Together, but it’s probably the most endearing. Find complete details at www.mnstatefair.org. Find the event in the Compeer Arena on Judson Avenue at Stevens Street (right next to the horse barn).