The following information applied to the 2017 fair. We'll update 2018 details in the spring and summer!

Use the Minnesota State Fair Food Finder for info on the approximately 20 fairgrounds locations that sell beer or wine. Also, see a list of the specialty brews and beverages served at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

Alcohol sales

Alcohol sales are 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., except Sundays when sales begin at 10 a.m. (Beer sales in the Grandstand stop at the end of the headliner's performance and as the fireworks begin, or at 11 p.m., whichever comes first.) No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair. Hard liquor is not served at the fair.