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. For more information, click here to view a video on Minnesota State Fair employment!

  • 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.

If you registered (in person or online) or worked in 2007 through 2013, you do not need to register again. You must stop by the Employment Center to update and re-activate your registration.

Please do not register more than one time. It does not improve your chances of being referred to a job interview.

Begin Online Employment Registration

To be considered for any position, you must visit the Employment Center in person after completing your online registration.


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


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

For more information, click here to view a video on Minnesota State Fair employment!


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.