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The stars came out Wednesday night at the state fairgrounds in Minnesota. The cat stars, to be exact.
Adoring fans turned out in droves to celebrate the second year of the Internet Cat Video Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Fairgoers — many dressed in getups honoring their favorite cat celebrities — took in an hour-long reel of YouTube cat videos, including the debut of a new clip from Henri, Le Chat Noir. They also got to witness the first meeting of two formidable feline powerhouses: Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat.
Check out our photo gallery for more scenes from the spectacle and shots from the stands.
Internet cat celebrity Lil Bub and her owner, Mike Bridavsky, greet fans before the kickoff of the second annual Internet Cat Video Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Bonnie Eenigenburg transformed herself into NoNo Cat for the Internet Cat Video Festival.
The sun sets at the start of the festival before the videos begin to play.
Brian Laidlaw and The Family Trade was the first of two musical guests to entertain the crowd Wednesday night.
Minneapolis duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo played tracks off their EP — including dance songs about cats.
In a historic moment, Internet sensations Grumpy Cat (left) and Lil Bub meet for the first time.
Lil Bub takes in the sights and sounds of a full audience of her adoring fans.
Fairgoers watch the hour-long reel of panel-selected Internet cat videos at the second annual festival.
Last summer's debut festival was such a hit, this year organizers had to move the event to the Minnesota State Fair's Grandstand in order to accommodate its expanding audience.
After screening an hour of cat videos, the second year of the festival came to a close with a bang: fireworks.
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