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 admission 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 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!
* 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.
** Discount applies to public library cardholders who purchase a ticket at the gate and present a valid library card (one discount per card).
Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Address: 1312 Cosgrove St.
St. Paul, MN 55108
To purchase Grandstand tickets by phone, call (800) 514-3849. For more ticket office information, call
The Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds is currently closed but will open for the summer on June 6.
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.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
State Fair Ticket Office will be closed:
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.
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
6 a.m. to midnight
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day