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

During the State Fair, if you are driving to the fairgrounds, you can drop off and pick up guests at the Loop Gate on Como Avenue (#9), O33 on the State Fair map; here there is a small circle to pull up and load/unload passengers. Cars cannot wait here for more than a couple minutes to pick up passengers.

App-based ride services (such as Uber and Lyft) have two designated drop-off and pick-up points:
• On the northeast end of the fairgrounds near Snelling & Hoyt (Gate 2 at 1806 Hoyt Ave.) See a State Fair map.
• Outside the northwest end of the fairgrounds (University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus CECC turnaround at 1890 Buford Ave.)

Learn more about using app-based ride services to get to and from the State Fair!