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Wednesday, June 28 from 4-8 p.m.
Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The applicant line will begin forming at 3 p.m. outside the Progress Center. Anyone in line by 7:45 p.m. will be able to participate. At the Job Fair, applicants can complete a registration form, meet with a State Fair representative and, if your skills and experience match an open position, a fair department or vendor will interview you on the spot. Resumes are not required but will be accepted. Shifts during the State Fair are typically 6 to 12 hours long. Wages for most positions range from $9.50 to $10 per hour.

We encourage you to jumpstart the application process by beginning online registration before you head to the Job Fair.

Why should you work at the fair?

  • Earn money fast
  • Employees receive fair admission
  • Make great friends
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Enjoy 12 days of fun - Aug. 24 to Labor Day, Sept. 4

Possible Fair-Time Opportunities

  • Ticket Selling
  • Ticket Taking
  • Parking
  • Retail sales
  • Food service
  • Games
  • Sanitation
    ... And more!

We’ll work with you to find the perfect position!

Requirements for Employment

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 24 - Sept. 4, 2017
  • Must come to the Job Fair or Employment Center to meet with a State Fair representative


Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (Location of Eco Experience during the fair)

1612 Randall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Enter through the main gate (#5) off Snelling Avenue and head north on Cosgrove Street to Progress Center (1621 Randall Ave.), which sits north of Randall Avenue at Cosgrove Street or enter through the gate on Hoyt Avenue (#2) off Snelling Avenue and head south on Cooper Street to Randall Avenue.

Free parking is available on the surrounding streets or in the lot on the west side of the Progress Center.

Metro Transit bus routes 3, 61, 84 and the A Line serve the fairgrounds. Visit for details on catching a bus to the fairgrounds.

(651) 288-4475