Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11. Purchase tickets online or call Etix at (800) 514-3849.
Pre-fair discount tickets are valid for any age guest (age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children under 5 are always free!
Note: A pre-fair discount admission ticket cannot be used to cover the cost of vehicle parking.
The tickets available online are valid for regular fair-time admission on any day of the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 23-Sept. 3. 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.
Print a free card to give with your gift of State Fair admission tickets! This card prints in color on one side of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Fold paper in half and then in half again to create your card!
Note: Tickets purchased at the gate are valid for that day only. They cannot be used on another day.
THRIFTY THURSDAY (Aug. 23)
SENIORS & KIDS DAY (Monday, Aug. 27)
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Tuesday, Aug. 28)
* Discount applies to active military, spouses and kids; retired military and spouses; and military veterans and spouses when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present valid documentation of military service.
READ & RIDE DAY (Wednesday, Aug. 29)
** 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. 30)
KIDS DAY (Monday, Sept. 3)
The ticket office will be open April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 311 & The Offspring with special guest Gym Class Heroes: Never-Ending Summer Tour on-sale at 10 a.m. and the Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad on-sale at noon.
Ticket Office Address: 1312 Cosgrove St. on the State Fairgrounds
For more ticket office information, call (651) 288-4427.
The Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds is currently closed with the exception of special limited-time openings for Grandstand on-sales. Learn more about the fairgrounds ticket office.