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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!

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 menagerie figures 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. Open 11-6. Old-fashioned games and treats noon to 3; brief ceremony 3-3:45; free rides 3:45-6. Park at State Fair lot on Como and ride the Como Park Shuttle.

Now Available at the Carousel...

* State Fair Carousel, Saving a Minnesota Treasure. Our book about the history of the old state fair carousel now called Cafesjian's Carousel, and the community effort that saved it from auction.

* By Special Arrangement. A new CD of 32 tunes played by our band organ, chosen for their tuneful arrangements.

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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 7/24/2014.