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Register today for Rotary-on-a-Stick — the 2024 Rotary District 5950 Conference — held at the iconic Minnesota State Fair on August 24, 2024! This year's conference will be unlike any other — it's an extraordinary blend of fellowship, fun, and the Rotary spirit of service, all set against the backdrop of the Great Minnesota Get Together. 

Bring the whole family for fun, fellowship, and a Rotary first at the Minnesota State Fair. Your ticket gets you:

  • State Fair entry ticket with full access to everything the Fair has to offer!
  • Exclusive access to the private Rotary Oasis at Horton Pavilion in Hefron Park — the only guaranteed seat at the State Fair!
  • Wave your Rotary pride for all to see and cheer on Rotary Club presidents as they march in the State Fair Parade!
  • Rotary Treasure Hunt: Engage in a bit of friendly competition with a Rotary-exclusive treasure hunt across the fairgrounds.
  • Done-in-a-Day Service Project: Make an impact with our Waste Audit service project, embodying the Rotary commitment to community.
  • Swag Galore: Fill your goody bag to the brim with a selection of exclusive Rotary-on-a-Stick swag, including t-shirts, Viking hats, paper fans, and more!

Don't miss the Early Bird Special of just $40 per person! Register now!

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 am — State Fair Opens
  • 8:30 am — Rotary Oasis at Horton Pavilion Opens
  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am — Done-in-a-Day shift 1 (optional)
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm — Done-in-a-Day shift 2 (optional)
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Done-in-a-Day shift 3 (optional)
  • 1:30 pm — Gather for State Fair Parade at 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Done-in-a-Day shift 4 (optional)
  • 4:00 pm — Treasure Hunt Prize Ceremony at Rotary Oasis
  • 5:00 pm — Rotary Oasis closes

All the Details

  • State Fair Entry: Your Minnesota State Fair entry tickets are included with your registration and will be mailed to you after July 31, along with your orientation time, maps, public transit information, parking information, and additional event details. Early Bird registration ends June 30, 2024. The final registration deadline is July 15, 2024.
  • Rotary Oasis at Horton Pavilion: The exclusive Rotary Oasis will be available from 8:30am to 5:00pm during Rotary-on-a-Stick. It is the only guaranteed seat at the fair, with water and light snacks available all day. Join us at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, or 10:30 am for orientation to learn about all of the day's amazing Rotary-on-a-Stick events (including the Treasure Hunt, Done-in-a-Day Project, and the State Fair Parade) and to get your Rotary-on-a-Stick swag!
  • State Fair Parade: The parade starts at 2pm. Rotary Club presidents and exchange students will march with Rotary swag to share our Rotary pride. Cheer them on from the sidelines to celebrate Rotary!
  • Rotary Treasure Hunt: Join the Rotary-on-a-Stick Treasure Hunt and embark on an adventure across the Minnesota State Fair! Discover hidden gems, answer fun trivia about Rotary's impact areas, and earn a Blue Ribbon while enjoying exclusive fair experiences.
  • Done-in-a-Day Project: This year's Done-in-a-Day Project is a Waste Audit conducted as a collaboration between District 5950, the Office of Enterprise Sustainability at the Minnesota Department of Administration, the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), the Minnesota State Fair Operations staff, and the Twin City Rotary EcoClub. Volunteers will help collect data to identify and provide recommendations to reduce trash, increase recycling, improve organics collection, avoid unnecessary waste, and reuse or repurpose waste items. Attendees 12 years of age and older may sign up for 2-hour time slots. The more volunteers we have, the more successful the project will be in making our State Fair more sustainable. Training and equipment will be provided.

Rotary-on-a-Stick Swag

Rotary-on-a-Stick paper fan

Paper Fan: Don’t let summer weather get the best of you! Stay cool all day long with your exclusive Rotary-on-a-Stick hand fan.

  • Price: Included with your ticket
Rotary-on-a-Stick Viking hat

Viking Hat: You’ll look amazing sporting this classic MN Viking horns on a foam helmet.

  • Size: One size fits all
  • Price: Included with your ticket
Atomic Blue Rotary-on-a-Stick t-shirt

T-shirt: Show your Rotary pride with this stylish reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime event! Lightweight, roomy, and highly breathable, these moisture-wicking value-priced tees feature PosiCharge® technology to lock in color and prevent fading.

  • Size: XSmall–XXLarge
  • Price: $10.00 each
Rotary-on-a-Stick poncho

Poncho: It never hurts to be prepared! Just in case the weather turns, you’ll be ready in this lightweight poncho in rigid carrying case with carabiner clip.

  • Size: One size fits all
  • Price: $3.00 each
Rotary-on-a-Stick tote bag

Tote Bag: Make sure you’ve got someplace to store all your State Fair swag! A blend of polyester and cotton canvas, this tote bag merges durability with style.

  • Size: 14"W x 16"H with reinforced 22" handles.
  • Price: $6.00 each

Registration Deadline

  • Early Bird: June 30, 2024
  • Final Deadline: July 15, 2024

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds possible if cancelled prior to the registration deadline, July 15; after the deadline - no refunds, use or pass along your Fair ticket another day, and ordered swag will get to them following the Conference.

Payment Options

Credit Card Payment upon registration -  no delayed payments, no invoices, no billing

MN State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave N.
St Paul,
United States of America


Sharon Bloodworth


Alexa Rundquist


Kim Krohn