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



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.

Buy tickets now!

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!

Purchase Grandstand tickets!


The ticket office on the fairgrounds is currently closed.

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 fairrounds is currently closed with the exception of special limited-time openings for Grandstand on-sales. Learn more about the fairgrounds ticket office.