Over 30 communities are in the running for several category awards in the 25th anniversary Minnesota Community Pride competition.

Winners will be announced on September 6, 2009, at the Minnesota State Fair, Carousel Park stage, during the Community Pride showcase program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come and share your community pride and see the great efforts of communities in Minnesota striving to connect, create and thrive right through our economic challenges.

Thanks go to the Minnesota State Fair for sponsoring this awesome event, with cash prizes and awards plaques, and MinnPost.com, which is hosting Minnesota Trivia contests and interviews with Minnesota newsmakers during the MN Community Pride Showcase program.

Singer songwriter Charlie Maguire will be on hand to serenade the crowd and communities with his memorable Minnesota songs.