IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
Please check back in the spring and summer for information on the 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together. For the latest updates, sign up for our email list!


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.

For more savings, ride and play on special discount days! During the 2017 State Fair, special ride & game promotions are offered all day on: Thursday, Aug. 24; Monday, Aug. 28; Wednesday, Aug. 30; and Monday, Sept. 4.

The same great promotions are offered during early bird specials until 1 p.m. on: Friday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Aug. 29; Thursday, Aug. 31; and Friday, Sept. 1.

Pick up the State Fair's Blue Ribbon Bargain Book and save $8 off a $25 sheet of 30 ride & game tickets. Several specific Mighty Midway & Kidway rides also feature discounts in the Bargain Book. Get yours during the fair for just $5. Learn more about the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book!

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.

2017 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)

*Daily closing times may vary. Ticket booths close 1/2 hour before rides and games close.


  • $1 for an individual ticket
  • $25 for a 30-ticket sheet
  • $40 for a 54-ticket sheet

2017 Mighty Midway Ride List

10 a.m. to midnight (11 p.m. on Labor Day)*
*Daily closing times may vary. Ticket booths close 1/2 hour before rides and games close.
Located on the west end of the fairgrounds, enter at the intersection of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street.

  • 1001 Nachts
  • Adult Bumper Boats
  • Air Maxx
  • Air Race
  • Alpine Bobs
  • Arabian Daze Fun House
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Crazy Dance
  • Crazy Mouse Spinning Roller Coaster
  • Equinox
  • Flipper
  • Gondola Ferris Wheel
  • Haunted House Dark Ride
  • Jukebox Music Video Funhouse
  • Kamikaze
  • Magic Maze Glass House
  • Magnum
  • New York New York Fun House
  • Orbiter
  • Scooter
  • Sizzler
  • Sky Flyer
  • Spider
  • Starship 3000
  • Stinger
  • Storm
  • Techno Power
  • Tornado
  • Viper
  • Zipper



2017 Kidway Ride List

Sponsored by DISH
9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (10 p.m. Labor Day)*
*Daily closing times may vary. Ticket booths close 1/2 hour before rides and games close.
Located south of Wright Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets.

  • Beetle Bobs
  • Big Bamboo Fun House
  • Cars, Motorcycles & Dune Buggies
  • Charlie Chopper
  • Clown Around**
  • Daytona
  • Dive Bomber
  • Dragon Wagon
  • Ghost Pirate Dark Ride
  • Hog Rally
  • Kiddie Bumper Boats
  • Kiddie Ferris Wheel
  • Kite Flyer
  • Lady Bug
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Mini Indy Bumper Cars
  • Mini Swings
  • Monkey/Bear-Go-Round
  • Monkey Maze Glass House
  • Monster Truck
  • Puppy Express
  • Raiders
  • Safari Train
  • Samba Balloon
  • Slide
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Tractor Ride
  • Wacky Shack Kiddie Fun House
  • Wave Swinger
  • Winky the Whale

** New ride in 2017!