In 2019, Minnesota Royal celebrates its 103rd anniversary on the St. Paul campus. Begun in 1916 as Ag Royal, the week-long event is held each spring to celebrate agriculture and what it contributes to the community.
Join us for our livestock showmanship contest on Saturday, April 6 or to watch the Johnny Holm band perform on Thursday, April 4 — tickets can be purchased for $25 at the door the night-of. Throughout the week, student groups on the St. Paul campus will also vie for bragging rights as they participate in good-natured competitions, like animal calling, a milkmaid and lip-sync contest, the Ag Olympics, the Royal Run, skits, showmanship and more.
2019 MN Royal Schedule of Events
Monday, April 1:
8:15 pm — Royalty Introductions and skits, Ruttan B45
Each organization's king and queen representatives will introduce themselves to the crowd at 8:15 pm and the skit show will begin immediately afterward.
Tuesday, April 2:
All beginning at 6:30 pm
— Quiz bowl buzzer rounds, Ruttan B22
— Written quiz competition, Ruttan B30
— Orientation/holding room, Ruttan B45
The four members of each organization's quiz bowl team will compete in the single-elimination bracket and then all four members must complete the written exam after they are eliminated.
Wednesday, April 3:
4:00 pm — Royal Run, TBD (check Facebook page for location updates)
8:45 pm — Milkmaid contest and royalty voting, Dairy Barn
Performances/milking will begin at 8:45pm sharp, followed by royalty voting. Participants will have the opportunity to vote for one king and one queen candidate.
Thursday, April 4:
9:00 pm to 12:30 am — Johnny Holm Band, Livestock Pavilion, 1888 Carter Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Doors will open at 8:50 pm. Each organization's clean-up members must be present at 12:30 am to help clean up in order for their respective organization to avoid being penalized. King and queen candidates will be introduced during the concert.
Friday, April 5:
3:00 pm — Ag olympics, Livestock Pavilion, 1888 Carter Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Specific competitions will be determined by the host organization and will include egg toss, keg toss, obstacle course, and tug-of-war. All events will take place at the pavilion with the exeption of the obstacle course, which will be held in the beef barn.
Saturday, April 6
Livestock Pavilion, 1888 Carter Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
9:30 am — Amateur swine show — Three heats of six, six and four exhibitors, respectively, followed by selection of champion and reserve
1:15 pm — Animal calling — While the ring is set up for overall showmanship competitions, this will take place
2:00 pm — 2019 king and queen coronation
Schedule subject to change. Check Facebook page for most current times and locations.
Monday, April 8:
9:00 pm — Award ceremony, Ruttan B45
Winners of each event will be recognized, followed the the overall ranking of the organizations and the announcement of next year's executive team