Official site.
Getting There/Hours

About the Carousel



Getting Involved

About the Band Organ

About America's Carousels

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Quick Facts
* 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

Thanks for a great season!
We are closed until May 1, 2015. Please join us next season. Meanwhile, see photos from our 100th birthday party!

Could this be you? Someone you know?

Executive Director, Our Fair Carousel, Inc.

Us: Our Fair Carousel, a successful nonprofit organization providing a historic and enjoyable carousel experience to today's public. Our Fair Carousel rescued the State Fair Carousel from auction in 1988, restored it, and operates it as Cafesjian's Carousel in St. Paul's Como Park.

You: A proven leader and manager ready to take up the reins as our founders prepare to step back after 26 years. In this new full-time position you will lead a mighty force of volunteers and staff to present a positive and financially self-sustaining ride experience. You will manage the organization's finances, marketing, promotion, and programming. You will work closely with the OFC Board of Directors to create new ways to engage the community in enjoying and preserving the Carousel while honoring its storied history and value. How to apply...

Now Order Our Book and CD Online

carousel history book* 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.
See Our Visual Tour and a Video
/Get Directions from Google Maps

visual tour

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 12/1/2014.