Kidway rides generally require four or five tickets. Mighty Midway rides generally require four to six tickets, and games of skill generally require one to four tickets to play. See pricing to the right.

For more savings, ride and play on special discount days! During the 2016 State Fair, special ride & game promotions are offered all day on: Thursday, Aug. 25; Monday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Monday, Sept. 5.

The same great promotions are offered during early bird specials until 1 p.m. on: Friday, Aug. 26; Tuesday, Aug. 30; Thursday, Sept. 1; and Friday, Sept. 2.

Note: 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.

See a list of Adventure Park and other attractions.

2016 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 for an individual ticket
  • $25 for a 30-ticket sheet
  • $40 for a 54-ticket sheet

Pre-fair ride & game tickets are only $15 for a 25-ticket sheet and are available for purchase beginning in June. Learn more about sales locations and other great ways to save!

2015 Mighty Midway Ride 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 Avenue and Liggett Street.

  • 1001 Nachts
  • Adult Bumper Boats
  • Alpine Bobs
  • Arabian Daze Fun House
  • Area 51
  • Big Bamboo Fun House
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Crazy Dance
  • Crazy Mouse Spinning Roller Coaster
  • Equinox
  • Gondola Ferris Wheel
  • Haunted House Dark Ride
  • Hurricane
  • Jukebox Music Video Funhouse
  • Kamikaze
  • Magic Maze Glass House
  • Magnum
  • New York New York Fun House*
  • Orbiter
  • Rock It
  • Scooter
  • Sizzler
  • SkyFlyer
  • Stinger
  • Storm
  • Super Nova Roller Coaster*
  • Techno Power
  • Tornado
  • Viper
  • Zipper

*New in 2015!

2015 Kidway Ride List

Sponsored by Sensodyne and DISH
9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (10 p.m. Labor Day)
Located south of Wright Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets.

  • Beetle Bobs
  • Cars, Motorcycles & Dune Buggies
  • Dalton Tractor Ride
  • Daytona
  • Dino-Go-Round
  • Dive Bomber
  • Expo Gondola Wheel
  • Ghost Pirate Dark Ride
  • Hog Rally
  • Jumping Jumbos
  • Jungle Twist
  • Kiddie Bumper Boats
  • Kiddie Ferris Wheel
  • Kite Flyer
  • Lady Bug
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Mini Indy Bumper Cars
  • Mini Swing
  • Monkey/Bear-Go-Round
  • Monkey Maze Glass House
  • Monster Truck
  • Puppy Express
  • Raiders
  • Safari Train
  • Samba Balloon
  • Slide
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Wacky Shack Kiddie Fun House
  • Wave Swinger
  • Winky the Whale