Extreme Sandbox offering REAL experiences at the MN State Fair

Extreme Sandbox is excited to announce the “Get Extreme – The Heavy Equipment Adventure” at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. On Thursday, 8/21 they will have this ONE DAY only event where the general public can come experience the thrill of operating a 19 ton excavator….FOR FREE!


Hastings, MN – Extreme Sandbox is excited to announce several activities they will be participating in at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. All media is welcome to come experience this adventure on their own OR come along for a thrilling ride on the fire truck during the daily parade!


Thursday, 8/21, 8am-8pm (ONE DAY ONLY EXHIBIT)

  • Get Extreme – The Heavy Equipment Adventure
  • Location – Cooper St/Murphy Ave (NE Corner of Fairgrounds)
  • Come operate a real CAT 314E excavator! Instructors will be on hand to give the fairgoers a shot at some “Excavator Basketball” and other fun games using our 19 ton excavator.
  • Lots of additional CAT equipment will be on hand for the general public to check out (including skid steers, front end loader, mini excavator, and dump truck)
  • Extreme Fire Truck will be on display and providing limited water experiences
  • Equipment provided courtesy of Ziegler CAT


Daily Parade (8/21-9/1) – 2pm

  • Extreme Fire Truck will be in the daily parade for all 12 days of the fair
  • Come check out our VERY WET experience – watch them unload 750 gallons of water using their 1500 GPM deck gun to shoot water over 100ft in front of the truck (all during the parade).
  • Check out the parade on the weekends and additionally see a parade of CAT construction toys


Extreme Sandbox is a Heavy Equipment Adventure company located in beautiful Hastings, MN. They are one of the few places in the world where clients can experience the thrill of operating an excavator or bulldozer for FUN! Since opening their doors in early 2012, they have seen thousands of clients from all over the world and have quickly vaulted to the #1 rated attraction in the Twin Cities (TripAdvisor ratings). They have recently completed a new 6300 sq ft permanent facility that is now gaining a lot of attention as THE place to have the ultimate corporate team outing. With the ability to easily welcome 50-100 guests at a time, their new facility is becoming the hot venue to load up on 19 tons of group fun! Extreme Sandbox is currently looking at expanding their concept in other US markets with the goal of having 3-5 locations nationwide within the next 5 years.


Click here to view the press release.