Photo of the main gate from inside the fairgrounds, guests entering the fair

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
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2017 ADMISSION TICKETS


SAVE TIME AND AVOID THE LINE!

Buy regular-priced Minnesota State Fair admission tickets to print at home or scan from a mobile device. NOTE: Tickets on sale beginning Aug. 24 at 5 a.m.

The tickets available online are valid for regular fair-time admission on any day of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 24-Sept. 4. Please note that admission discounts are available at the entrance gates on several special deal days throughout the fair's run; admission pricing may be less expensive if you purchase admission at the gate. No refunds will be given if you purchase regular-price tickets online and discover you qualify for a discount at the gate. (Children under 5 are always admitted for free.)


REGULAR FAIR-TIME ADMISSION TICKET PRICING AT THE GATE

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $12
  • Kids (5-12): $12
  • Children (Under 5): Free

DISCOUNT DAY ADMISSION TICKET PRICING AT THE GATE

Note: Tickets purchased at the gate are valid for that day only (they cannot be used on another day).

THRIFTY THURSDAY (Aug. 24)

  • Adults (13-64): $12
  • Seniors (65+): $12
  • Kids (5-12): $9
  • Children (Under 5): Free

SENIORS & KIDS DAY (Monday, Aug. 28)

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $9
  • Children (Under 5): Free

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Tuesday, Aug. 29)

  • Adults (13-64): $9*
  • Seniors (65+): $9*
  • Kids (5-12): $9*
  • Children (Under 5): Free

* Discount applies to active military, spouses and kids; retired military and spouses; and military veteran and spouses when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present valid documentation of military service.

READ & RIDE DAY (Wednesday, Aug. 30)

  • Adults (13-64): $12**
  • Seniors (65+): $9**
  • Kids (5-12): $9**
  • Children (Under 5): Free

** Discount applies to public library cardholders who purchase a ticket at the gate and present a valid library card (one discount per card).

SENIORS DAY (Thursday, Aug. 31)

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $12
  • Children (Under 5): Free

KIDS DAY (Monday, Sept. 4)

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $12
  • Kids (5-12): $9
  • Children (Under 5): Free

Purchase Grandstand tickets!

FAIR-TIME TICKET OFFICE:

Thursday, Aug. 24 - Monday, Sept. 4

Gate Ticket Booth Hours:
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Labor Day

Fairgrounds Hours:
6 a.m. to midnight
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day

Purchase Grandstand Concert Series tickets:
Located at the east Grandstand Plaza
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.