Learn more about hoarding at 2 free community events

Minnesota State Fair!

Help reduce the stigma of hoarding by learning more about it. Two events are happening in the Twin Cities Metro during August and September – come visit us and learn more about hoarding and what to do about it.

Now through Mon, Sept 1

Fairgoers in the Education Building will have an opportunity to talk to members of the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force during the Great Minnesota Get Together, today through Labor Day (Sept.1)! People who hoard suffer from a mental illness. In 2013 the mental health diagnostic manual identified hoarding as its own unique mental disorder.

The public can learn also that hoarding has a public safety component that affects the community. First responders working in hoarded properties risk injury from falling debris and structural issues. Neighbors may get an infestation in their home from the hoarded home next door. Be an informed member of the community by learning more about hoarding.

The Education Building at the Fair is located on Cosgrove Street, next door to Creative Activities by the main Snelling Avenue entrance. Exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day.

From the front door, our booth is in the aisle straight ahead, 3rd booth on the left. Look for the green t-shirts. See you at the Fair!

Sat, Sept 20

Join us from 9-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 to hear an expert speak in Chaska about hoarding disorder and how it affects communities and families. This event is being sponsored by Carver County and is to inform both the public and professionals about hoarding disorder and effective treatment strategies. Speaking will be Janet Yeats, founder and president of the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force and The Hoarding Project. This FREE event is open to the public and will be held at Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska, MN 55318. Bring your friends and loved ones!

Please join us!