Mighty Midway hours: 10 a.m. to midnight (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Labor Day)
Kidway hours: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day)

Kidway rides generally require 4 or 5 tickets, Mighty Midway rides generally require 4 to 6 tickets and games of skill generally require 1 to 4 tickets to play. See pricing to the right.

For more savings, ride on special discount days! This year we have four days when the number of tickets required to ride the rides or play the games is reduced by one ticket all day long. These specials are offered all day on Thursday, Aug. 21, Monday, Aug. 25, Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Sept. 1.

The same great discounts are offered during early bird specials until 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, Tuesday, Aug. 26, Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29.

The physical requirements for access to rides are set by their manufacturers and vary based on individual ride dynamics.  For example, some of the Kidway rides may have a maximum height of 54 inches while others may have a minimum height of 36 inches, and still others may have a minimum height of 42 inches, unless accompanied by an adult.  Mighty Midway rides generally have a minimum height of 48 inches.  Each ride/attraction at the Minnesota State Fair is required to have a clearly understood and visible sign that communicates to the public appropriate height instructions and warnings regarding safe use of the attraction, including instructions for persons with disabilities and parents of minor children, as well as limitations or exclusions due to age, weight, height or physical condition.  We also provide information kiosks in both the Mighty Midway and Kidway where guests can measure their height for the purpose of determining which attractions may be appropriate for them.

For a listing of Adventure Park and other attractions, click here.

2014 HOURS:

MIGHTY MIDWAY: 10 a.m. to midnight
(10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Labor Day)

KIDWAY: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
(9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day)


  • $1.00 per single ticket
  • $25 for a sheet of 30
  • $40 for a sheet of 54

Check back in the Spring for information about discounts on advance sale ride sheets and a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book ride sheet coupon.









Note: the information listed below is from the 2013 State Fair. Please check back for updates.

2013 Mighty Midway Ride and Show List

10 a.m. to midnight (11 p.m. on Labor Day)
Located on the west end of the fairgrounds, enter at the intersection of Carnes Ave. and Liggett St.
* = New rides for 2013

  • 1001 Nachts
  • Adult Bumper Boats
  • Air Raid*
  • Alpine Bobs
  • Arabian Daze Fun House
  • Area 51
  • Big Bamboo Fun House*
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Crazy Mouse Spinning Roller Coaster
  • Freak Out
  • Fun Factory
  • Gondola Ferris Wheel
  • Haunted House Dark Ride
  • Jukebox Music Video Funhouse
  • Kamikaze
  • Magic Maze Glass House
  • Magnum
  • Orbitor
  • Rave
  • Riptide Roller Coaster*
  • Scooter
  • Sizzler
  • SkyFlyer*
  • Storm
  • Tango
  • Techno Power
  • Tornado
  • Viper
  • World of Wonders - Palace of Illusions
  • Zipper



2013 Kidway Ride and Show List

Sponsored by Sensodyne
9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (10 p.m. Labor Day)
Located north of Visitors Plaza in the block between Underwood St. and Cooper St., south of Wright Ave.
* = New rides for 2013

  • Baja Buggy
  • Beetle Bobs
  • Cars, Motorcycles & Dune Buggies
  • Daytona
  • Dive Bomber
  • Dino-Go-Round
  • Down on the Farm Tractor Ride
  • Expo Gondola Wheel
  • Ghost Pirate Dark Ride
  • Jumping Jumbos
  • Jumping Star
  • Jungle Twist
  • Kiddie Bumper Boats
  • Kiddie Ferris Wheel
  • Kite Flyer
  • Lady Bug
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Mini Swing
  • Monkey/Bear-Go-Round
  • Monkey Maze Glass House
  • Puppy Express*
  • Quad Runner
  • Raiders
  • Safari Train
  • Samba Balloon
  • Slide
  • Tea Time
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • VW Bugs
  • Wacky Shack Kiddie Fun House
  • Winky the Whale
  • Western Mouse Roller Coaster*