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IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.
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The Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all its guests. Services provided include wheelchair/electric scooter/stroller/wagon rentals, accessible parking, wheelchair accessible park & ride, passenger drop-off area, assistive listening devices, wheelchair battery recharging, sign language interpreters, accessible seating at all entertainment venues, curb cuts throughout the fairgrounds and Care and Assistance, which provides a number of accessibility services. All of these services are described in our 2015 Accessibility Guide, available at the right.

Wheelchair, Electric Scooter, Stroller and Wagon Rental

HomeTown Mobility, an independent vendor, provides wheelchairs, electric scooters, strollers and wagons for rent at five locations on the fairgrounds.

If rented onsite, all equipment is available on a first-come basis with no guarantee of availability. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Cash, credit cards and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

Rental fees:

  • Electric scooters: $55 per day or $35 for half-day rentals
    (The hours for half-day rentals are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 3-11 p.m.)
  • Wheelchairs: $20 per day
  • Wagons: $15 per day
  • Single strollers: $12 per day
  • Double strollers: $15 per day

Where to rent on the fairgrounds:

  • North side of Como Avenue inside the Loop Gate #9, O33 on the State Fair map.
  • West side of Cosgrove Street between Wright and Dan Patch avenues, V23 on the State Fair map.
  • On the northwest corner of Cooper Street and the Service Road, T8 on the State Fair map.
  • West End Gate (#16), I23 on the State Fair map.
  • On the southwest corner of Randall Avenue and Underwood Street (Gate #18), R16 on the State Fair map.

Reserving a Scooter or Wheelchair

HomeTown Mobility is now accepting reservations for wheelchairs and electric scooters. Reservations will only be accepted for full-day rentals. Reserve online or call HomeTown Mobility's home office at (877) 928-5388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and on weekends during the fair. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund, less a $5 cancellation fee per rental unit.

Electrical Outlets for Recharging

If you need a regular electrical outlet plug-in for charging an electric scooter battery, there are two options on the fairgrounds: Care & Assistance south of West End Market, H25 on the State Fair map, is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Also, on the south side of the Grandstand outside between the entrance doors, outlets are designated with disability signs, N24 on the State Fair map.

Accommodations for guests with disabilities:

Parking spaces designated for vehicles with a valid disabled persons parking identification placard are located in many State Fair lots. Cost is $13. Vehicles with trailers will be charged $26 ($13 each). Access to fairgrounds parking is available off Larpenteur Avenue at Underwood Street and off Snelling Avenue at Hoyt Avenue. Additional accessible parking is available south of Como Avenue.

Wheelchair accessible parking:

The State Fair provides a free Park & Ride lot with free wheelchair-accessible bus service for people with disabilities and their companions. The lot is located on the north side of the Oscar Johnson Arena, 1039 De Courcy Circle, south of the fairgrounds. Exit from Snelling Avenue at Energy Park Drive; travel east on Energy Park Drive and turn left just after the Merrill Corp. Building to De Courcy Circle and proceed to the north side of Oscar Johnson Arena to park. Passengers travel non-stop to the fairgrounds and are dropped off at the Como Loop Gate #9. Buses run continuously from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.


    9:30 a.m.

    At the Schilling Amphitheater at West End Market
    11 a.m.

    At The North Woods on Cooper Street between Lee and Randall avenues
    12:30 p.m.

    At the Family Fair Stage at
    Baldwin Park
    2 p.m.

    At the east side of the Family Fair Stage at Baldwin Park

Interpreters are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Special requests for interpreter services will be scheduled depending on availability and should be directed to (651) 288-4448 or the Administration Building on Cosgrove Street.


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If you would like to receive a 2015 Minnesota State Fair Accessibility Guide via mail, you may request a copy at, or call (651) 288-4448.