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

Guests are welcome to bring cameras to the fair; however, audio/video recording of performances on free entertainment stages is prohibited. For Grandstand performances, audio/video recording is not permitted, and still photography may be restricted by the artist(s). Contact the Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office with questions about a specific Grandstand concert at (651) 288-4427. The use of "selfie sticks" and camera poles is prohibited in the Grandstand concert venue, free entertainment stage seating areas and on rides at Mighty Midway, Kidway, Adventure Park and other ticketed attractions. In addition, GoPro cameras are prohibited on all rides at the Minnesota State Fair, even if the camera is fastened to a harness or other device intended to hold the camera.

Media, production crews and individuals interested in shooting with tripods or equipment other than standard point-and-shoot cameras should refer to the fair’s photography and video footage guidelines for media.