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* Operated by volunteers
* 68 horses, 2 chariots
* Built 1914 by Philadelphia
INDToboggan Company (PTC33)
* At Minnesota State Fair 75 years
* Rescued from auction in 1988
* Named for benefactor G.L. Cafesjian
|100th Birthday Season!
Friday, July 25: Tic Tac Toe Day
Saturday, July 26: Step Back in Time...Visit with history interpreters in character as Minnesotans of 1914 come to see the new carousel. More info
Thursday, July 31: Clothespin Drop day
On display: Charming carousel zebra and ostrich from the collection of the late G.L. Cafesjian.
Kids 12 and under, download a coloring page, color it and bring it to Cafesjian's Carousel by August 9 to be eligible for a prize drawing.
August 9: Giant 100th Birthday Party. Old-fashioned games and treats noon to 6 p.m. with brief ceremony at 3 p.m.
|Watch for Our Book... |
...about the history of the old state fair carousel now called Cafesjian's Carousel, and about the community effort that saved it from auction.
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This site is maintained by Our Fair Carousel, Inc.,
not-for-profit owner and operator of Cafesjian's Carousel,
1245 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota 55103; 651-489-4628
Created and maintained by Nancy Peterson. Last updated 7/6/2014.