State Fair Exhibit - Legacy Exhibit

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Ten years ago, voters approved providing supplemental funding to state and regional parks and trails, clean water, outdoors and arts under the Clean Water & Legacy Amendment ( )


Help fairgoers learn what projects have been accomplished in the parks and trails portion of this.


The exhibit’s purpose is to:

  • CELEBRATE the passage of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment ten years ago;
  • EDUCATE about a few of the great regional and state parks and trails investments made since then;
  • LISTEN to public perspectives on future directions.
  • And to have FUN!!!


Responsibilities (duties and tasks)

Authorized work:

  • Learn about the Parks and Trails Legacy story, as told through exhibit materials and training.
  • Guide people through a fun game where they prioritize how they would spend Legacy money.
  • Monitor the giant chalk board to ensure there is no inappropriate answers, take photos of the public’s answers for data collection and wipe it clean when needed.
  • Help keep the kid zone (dream park coloring area) tidy and help inspire creativity when needed.
  • Watch over and keep clean, the fun, interactive section, of the Legacy room.
  • Answer questions from the public about exhibit elements and point them to additional sources of information.


Restricted work:

Avoid expressing personal opinions on DNR issues.  Refer to staff in the DNR Information Booth.


Qualifications needed:

  • Enthusiasm and ability to engage the general state fair visiting public in a friendly, respectful, and patient manner.
  • Interest in and basic familiarity with Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment, especially the Parks and Trails component. (Expansive knowledge of the 10-year Legacy celebrations OR of the Legacy Amendment is not required.)
  • Willingness to promote all Legacy-eligible outdoor recreation activities.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to a broad range of outdoor recreation, especially at Minnesota state and regional parks and trails.


Minimum Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers are needed for all 12 days of the state fair.
  • Minimum of one full shift of 4 hours.
  • Each day of the fair there are three 4-hour shifts to choose from.
  • 1-2 staff will be working with you


    Shift Times:

    8:45 AM – 1:00 PM

    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM


    On-site Training Provided:

  • Monday, August 20th
  • 10:00 am-12 Noon
  • DNR State Fair Building, 1740 Carnes Ave, St Paul, MN.


  • Materials can also be mailed out for those who cannot attend the training session.
  • State Fair Safety Training
    • All volunteers must complete an online safety training quiz to be eligible to work at the Minnesota State Fair. 
    • Please go to the DNR State Fair Safety Training page for instructions.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening