The very best Minnesota has to offer in livestock, creative arts, farm products and school projects can be found at the Minnesota State Fair.


The concessions and exhibits department is responsible for selecting concessionaires and exhibitors for the annual 12-day exposition. If you are interested in making a commercial presentation at the Minnesota State Fair, learn more about becoming a vendor.

Guest Services

The guest services department provides State Fair visitors with information and services to help make the most of each fair visit. Concerns may be directed to guestservices@mnstatefair.org. Questions may be directed to fairinfo@mnstatefair.org. This department also handles special recognition programs such as Century Farms and 50 Year Awards.


The Employment Center handles employee recruitment for full-time, seasonal and fair-time employment positions. The Minnesota State Fair employs a full-time staff of nearly 80 people year-round, seasonal staff added in spring and summer, and fair-time staff who begin work on the opening day of the fair. The Employment Center staff will work to help you find a job that suits your skills and talents, but there is no guarantee that a position will be available for every applicant.

Free Entertainment


To be considered for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, please submit your promotional materials to the entertainment department. You may send your EPK and website links via email to: msfent@mnstatefair.org

Or if you prefer, mail to:
Minnesota State Fair/Entertainment
1265 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN  55108

Promotional materials may include your CD, DVD, video or audio tape, photo, references and background information. Any promotional materials submitted will be kept on file and will not be returned. Due to the high volume of submissions, you will only be contacted if more information regarding your submission is required.

Entertainment Division

The Entertainment Division supervises booking and production of entertainment at the following venues:

  • Grandstand
  • Leinie Lodge Bandshell
  • Family Fair at Baldwin Park
  • Schell's Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
  • International Bazaar
  • Ramberg Senior Center
  • North Woods
  • X-Zone
  • Carousel Park
  • Community Stage
  • Milk Run
  • State Fair Amateur Talent Contest
  • County Fair Amateur Talent Contest
  • Daily Mall Parade
  • Old Iron Show

Marketing and Media

The marketing and communications department handles the advertising, public relations and media inquiries for the Minnesota State Fair. The department also handles promotional events:

  • Promotional Events: Each year the fair plays host to many promotional events bringing fun and interesting activities to fair visitors and unlimited exposure to our partners. Ideas on special promotional events are always welcome. Please contact us at media@mnstatefair.org.

Midway Rides, Games and Attractions

The Minnesota State Fair operates an independent midway. If you are interested in presenting a ride, game or other similar attraction at the 2016 State Fair, please contact our events and attractions staff at (651) 288-4473.


Whether your company's goal is brand awareness or increased corporate visibility, the Minnesota State Fair is the ideal platform to reach nearly 1.8 million potential customers in 12 days. Learn more about becoming a Minnesota State Fair sponsor.