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

2016 ADMISSION TICKETS


PRE-FAIR DISCOUNT ADMISSION TICKETS

Pre-fair discount 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.

The Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office’s regular hours (Monday-Saturday) will begin in June. Until then, please purchase pre-fair discount admission tickets online.

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


PRINT-AT-HOME CARDS!

Print a free 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 FAIRGROUNDS

TICKET OFFICE


The ticket office is currently closed.

 

Ticket Office Address: 1312 Cosgrove St. on the State Fairgrounds

To purchase Grandstand tickets by phone, call (800) 514-3849. 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. Regular hours (Monday-Saturday) will begin in June. Learn more about the fairgrounds ticket office.