Minnesota State Fair | Fair History

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Please check back in the spring for information on the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together.


ATMs: During the fair, 19 ATMs are located throughout the fairgrounds. Exact locations are noted on free maps available at all State Fair information booths during the fair. During the non-fair season, an ATM is located at the Warner Coliseum and at the Visitors Plaza. A $3 service fee applies to all transactions, and you may be subject to additional surcharges depending on your banking provider.

Care & Assistance: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Located on West Dan Patch Ave., across from West End Market. Care & Assistance is headquarters for people of any age who have become lost or separated from their group. Areas for nursing and infant care facilities are available. Also provided is an area to recharge wheelchair batteries.

ID Bracelets: ID Bracelets are available for the run of the fair at the following locations: Care & Assistance, Guest Services in the Visitors Plaza and at all information booths.

Information Booths: Free maps and brochures, including accessibility guides and entertainment schedules, are available at all State Fair information booths. In addition, the friendly, knowledgeable staff inside these booths pride themselves on knowing the answer to every question and helping to make your visit more enjoyable.

Lost & Found Items: The Lost & Found station is located at 1842 West Dan Patch Ave. Anyone looking for lost articles should check at this location during the fair from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. or call (651) 288-4555. Items found between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. should be turned in at the Police Station next door. Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 5, contact Lost & Found at (651) 288-4555 or visit the office on West Dan Patch Ave. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 19, contact Lost & Found at (651) 288-4400 or visit the Administration Building on Cosgrove St. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Medical Aid & Public Safety: The Medical Aid stations provide first aid for minor ailments all 12 days of the fair. Public Safety provides police and security services and is open 24 hours per day once fair is underway.

Recognition Programs: The two featured programs are the Century Farm recognition program and the 50 Year award. CLICK HERE for more information.

Smoking Areas - Designated: For the comfort and safety of all, designated smoking areas have been established at convenient locations throughout the fairgrounds. Smoking (including use of electronic cigarettes) is now permitted only in these areas. Each designated smoking area consists of a bench and receptable to safely deposit spent cigarettes. Designated smoking areas are identified on all State Fair maps, which are available by clicking here or at any information booth.

Wheelchair and Stroller Rental: Hometown Mobility provides wheelchairs and strollers for rent at four locations on the fairgrounds. CLICK HERE for more information.