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

2017 ADMISSION TICKETS


PRE-FAIR DISCOUNT ADMISSION TICKETS

Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11! Pre-fair discount admission tickets are valid for any age guest (Age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children under age 5 are always free!

Buy tickets now!

Please allow up to two weeks for processing and delivery.

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 beginning June 5 through Aug. 23
  • At the customer service centers of participating Cub stores beginning June 25 through Aug. 23 (while supplies last)
  • At many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., beginning June 25 through Aug. 23 (while supplies last)

(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 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!


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:

The ticket office on the fairgrounds is currently closed but will be open for the summer on June 5.

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

June 5 - July 7
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

The State Fair Ticket Office will be closed:

  • June 23
  • July 3 & 4
  • Aug. 7

2017 PRE-FAIR TICKET OFFICE LOCATIONS:


Monday, June 5 - Saturday, Aug. 5
Admin Too Building
1312 Cosgrove St., St. Paul, MN 55108

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.