During the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service dogs are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
During the non-fair time, pets are welcome on the fairgrounds provided they are confined or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. The fairgrounds are open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. except during times when the fairgrounds are closed for grounds-wide events. See the non-fair events calendar for more information.
Pets are not allowed at most non-fair events, with the exception of certain shows and service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 288-4400 for information on pets at specific non-fair events. See the non-fair events calendar.