About the Carousel
About the Band Organ
About America's Carousels
* 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
Getting ready for a new season
The carousel opens May 1, and we're getting ready. Our new executive director, Colleen Murphy Roth, is welcoming back continuing volunteers, recruiting new volunteers, and scheduling training and refresher sessions for all.
Order our book and CD online
* State Fair Carousel, Saving a Minnesota Treasure. Our new book about the 100-year history of Cafesjian's Carousel and the community effort that saved it from auction in 1988 and keeps it spinning.
* By Special Arrangement. A new CD of 32 artfully arranged tunes played by our band organ.
Like us on Facebook... and get updates, events, interesting facts, and more. Facebook.com/cafcarousel
See our visual tour and a video
/Get Directions from Google Maps
Cafesjian's Carousel from St Paul Communications Services on Vimeo.
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 3/24/2015.