About the Carousel
About the Band Organ
About America's Carousels
* Operated by volunteers
* 68 horses, 2 chariots
* Built 1914 by Philadelphia
* At Minnesota State Fair
* Rescued from auction
* Named for benefactor
* Operating Wurlitzer 153
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Hours for 2019...
Now through Labor Day we are open Tuesday-Friday 11-4, and Saturday-Sunday 11-6.
Open Memorial Day and Labor Day 11-4, closed other Mondays.
In September and October, we're open WEEKENDS and October 17-18, 11-4.
FREE DAYS: 11-4 May 9, June 13, July 25, August 22, September 5.
Volunteer with us... and have the time of your life. If you enjoy this beautiful carousel, spirited music, and happy riders, you'll love helping make it happen. Join the men and women who operate the carousel, sell tickets, work at the gift shop, or provide other skills including office assistance and promotional help. Find out more.
Our book and CD make great gifts!
* State Fair Carousel, Saving a Minnesota Treasure. Enjoy our 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. Order online.
* By Special Arrangement. A CD of 32 artfully arranged tunes played by our band organ. Order online.
Like us on Facebook... and get updates, events, interesting facts, photos, and more. Facebook.com/cafcarousel
See our visual tour...
and get directions from Google Maps
| ...and enjoy this video|
Cafesjian's Carousel from St Paul Communications Services on Vimeo.
Our Fair Carousel, Inc.,
not-for-profit owner and operator of Cafesjian's Carousel,
1245 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota 55103; 651-489-4628.
Last updated 5/21/2019.