Workers at a state fair concession


The Employment Center refers persons interested in working for Minnesota State Fair departments and concessionaires. Fair-time staff begins work on the opening day of the fair. This year’s fair runs from August 21 through September 1. The Employment Center staff will work to help find a position that best suits your skills and talents. However, there is no guarantee that a position will be available for every applicant.

Fair-time Employment Opportunities:

Available fair-time positions may include ticket takers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, cashiers, retail sales, food service, etc. We do not post specific fair-time jobs on our website because the availability changes frequently.

  • The Employment Center refers applicants to positions with employers.
  • The employer interviews, makes the decision to hire, and compensates the employee.
  • Fair-time positions require that the applicant be at least 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be available to work all 12 days of the fair.
  • We do not accept registrations from 14 and 15 year olds.
  • There is no guarantee that applicants will be referred to a job or get hired.


The Employment Center is located at 1129 Cathlin Street from June 2 through August 23.

Click here to download a map.

Other times, please email us at the address below.

Contact Information:

Minnesota State Fair
Employment Center
Telephone: (651) 288-4475


Walk-In and Online Registrations
are Closed for 2014.


To activate your registration, you must visit the Employment Center in person.


Hours of operation are as follows:

June 2 to July 25: Monday-Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Closed June 20 & July 4)

July 28 to Aug. 15: Monday-Friday

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 16: Saturday

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Closed Sunday, August 17)

Aug. 18 to Aug. 20: Monday-Wednesday

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 21 to Aug. 23: Thursday-Saturday

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.