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* Operated by volunteers
* 68 horses, 2 chariots
* Built 1914 by Philadelphia
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* At Minnesota State Fair 75 years
* Rescued from auction in 1988
* Named for benefactor G.L. Cafesjian

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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.