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

2016 ADMISSION TICKETS


PRE-FAIR DISCOUNT ADMISSION TICKETS

Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $10! Purchase them online. Please allow up to two weeks for processing and delivery.

Pre-fair discount tickets are valid for any age guest on any day of the fair and can be purchased:

  • Online now through 5 p.m. Aug. 11
  • By phone through Etix at (800) 514-3849 now through 5 p.m. Aug. 11
  • At the State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds now through Aug. 24
  • By mailing a check or credit card information now through Aug. 11 to:

    Tickets, Minnesota State Fair
    1265 Snelling Ave., N.
    St. Paul, MN 55108
     
  • At the customer service centers of participating Cub Foods stores June 26 through Aug. 24 (while supplies last). View a list of locations.
  • At many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., June 26 through Aug. 24 (while supplies last). View a list of locations.

(Note: A pre-fair discount admission ticket cannot be used to cover the cost of vehicle parking.)


PRINT-AT-HOME CARD!

Print a free "Just For You" card to give with 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!


REGULAR FAIR-TIME ADMISSION TICKET PRICING AT THE GATE

  • Adults (13-64): $13
  • Seniors (65+): $11
  • Kids (5-12): $11
  • Children (Under 5): Free

DISCOUNT DAY ADMISSION TICKET PRICING AT THE GATE
 

THRIFTY THURSDAY (Aug. 25)

  • Adults (13-64) & Seniors (65+): $11
  • Kids (5-12): $8
  • Children (Under 5): Free

SENIORS & KIDS DAY (Monday, Aug. 29)

  • Adults (13-64): $13
  • Seniors (65+): $8
  • Kids (5-12): $8
  • Children (Under 5): Free

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Tuesday, Aug. 30)

  • Adults (13-64): $8*
  • Seniors (65+): $8*
  • Kids (5-12): $8*
  • Children (Under 5): Free

* 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. 31)

  • Adults (13-64): $11**
  • Seniors (65+): $8**
  • Kids (5-12): $8**
  • 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, Sept. 1)

  • Adults (13-64): $13
  • Seniors (65+): $8
  • Kids (5-12): $11
  • Children (Under 5): Free

KIDS DAY (Monday, Sept. 5)

  • Adults (13-64): $13
  • Seniors (65+): $11
  • Kids (5-12): $8
  • Children (Under 5): Free

Purchase Grandstand tickets!

2016 STATE FAIR TICKET OFFICE HOURS


State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Address: 1312 Cosgrove St.
St. Paul, MN 55108

June 6 - Aug. 19
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 20 & 21
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 22 & 23
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 24
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

State Fair Ticket Office will be closed:

  • July 2-4
  • Aug. 8

2016 STATE FAIR TICKET OFFICE LOCATIONS:
 

Monday, June 6 - Saturday, Aug. 6
Admin Too Building
1312 Cosgrove St., St. Paul, MN 55108

Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Wednesday, Aug. 24
Loop Gate (#9) on Como Avenue

See a State Fair map.


FAIR-TIME TICKET OFFICE:
 

Thursday, Aug. 25 - Monday, Sept. 5
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Located at the east Grandstand Plaza (Only Grandstand Concert Series tickets are available here)

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