Cuningham Group Minnesota State Fair Baldwin Stage


Schilling Amphitheater

The Shilling Amphitheater showcases local alternative music and features seating for 400 people as well as overflow areas. The venue, a focal point of the Minnesota State Fair’s West End Market, provides shade for visitors and is adjacent to popular food and beverage venues.

Carefully designed entertainment venues complement surrounding food, beverage, sales and educational offerings by providing a place for rest and enjoyment.


Baldwin Stage & Sunshade

The Baldwin stage pavilion is a year-round fabric enclosure and showcases the popular family and talent show acts each year at the fair. Its dynamic form was inspired by historic art venues and includes state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The sunshade at the Baldwin stage pavilion is a simple and cost-effective way to protect 750 people. The cable structure is easily erected and dismantled each year. In addition to providing shade for visitors, it visually brands the venue.


Fair Plaza

State fair plazas are a guest’s first touch – sparking the excitement of the day ahead. They help orient visitors and provide space for informal events. The plazas have a dramatically different ambiance between day and night.