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

2017 ADMISSION TICKETS


PRE-FAIR DISCOUNT TICKETS

Pre-fair discount admission tickets and ride & game tickets for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW! Pre-fair discount admission tickets cost $11 and are valid for any age guest (Age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children under age 5 are always free! Ride & game tickets cost $15 for a 25-ticket sheet.

Buy tickets now!
 

Note: Print-at-home ticket orders will be accepted until 9 p.m. Aug. 23.

Other ways to purchase pre-fair discount tickets:

  • By phone through Etix at (800) 514-3849
  • At the State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds now through Aug. 23
  • At Minneapolis Visitor Information and participating Cub stores now through Aug. 23 (while supplies last). View a list of locations.
  • At many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., now through Aug. 23 (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.)


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!

2017 PRE-FAIR TICKET OFFICE HOURS:


State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Address: 1741 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

July 8 - Aug. 18
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 19
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 20
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 21-23
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


2017 PRE-FAIR TICKET OFFICE LOCATION:
 

Tuesday, Aug. 8 - Wednesday, Aug. 23
Loop Gate (#9) on Como Avenue
1741 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

See a State Fair map.


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.

(Note: Grandstand tickets are only sold at the east Grandstand Plaza during the fair. To purchase Grandstand tickets before the fair begins, please visit Etix, the fairgrounds ticket office or call (800) 514-3849.)


CONTACT US:
 

To purchase Grandstand tickets by phone, call (800) 514-3849.

For more ticket office information, call (651) 288-4427. NOTE: Grandstand tickets cannot be purchased at this number.