People using wheelchairs may enter by way of the ramp at the west end, the Grandstand Ramp from Carnes Avenue or the elevator at the east end of the Grandstand. For further information, call (651) 288-4427.
Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts. Concert tickets do not include admission to the fair.
Assistive listening devices are available free of charge for use during Grandstand events. Receivers and headsets are available from the guest services office in Visitors Plaza. A valid driver’s license or state ID and a credit card are required for deposit.
With the exception of the talent contest finals, audio and video recording equipment is not allowed in the Grandstand. Contact the ticket office (651) 288-4427 for information on specific shows concerning still photography.
Cash machines are available on the fairgrounds with locations just outside of Grandstand entrances and inside the venue at the east and west ends of the plaza seating area.
Weather permitting, fireworks follow each evening Grandstand show. Starting times vary, but most fireworks begin around 10:30 p.m. For your safety, please remain seated during the fireworks.
Minor injuries and ailments are treated at the Red Cross booth located at the east end of the Grandstand Plaza level near the elevator. In the event of serious illness or injury, contact an usher for assistance.
Food, drinks, beer and artist merchandise are available for purchase within the Grandstand venue. Beer will be served until approximately one hour before the scheduled conclusion of the performance. IDs will be checked for beer sales. Coolers are not allowed.
Ticket holders may enter the seating area at the east or west end of the Grandstand. All patrons are subject to search. (Wheelchair patrons see “Accessible Seating.”)
Tickets for Grandstand events and gate admission are non-refundable. Questions should be directed to the guest services office in Visitors Plaza, open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Labor Day).
All paid Grandstand show seating is reserved, unless advertised as general admission. Seating consists of plaza seats (folding chairs) and elevated main stand seats (theater-style).
Permanent restrooms are located inside the Grandstand with entrances into the building at row 10 (second floor Grandstand). Restrooms are also available at the east and west end of the plaza. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Consumer Warning – The Minnesota State Fair uses bar code scanning for Grandstand ticket admissions. As a result, fans should be careful when purchasing tickets and make certain the seller is a Minnesota State Fair licensed ticketing agent.
Etix is the ONLY authorized ticketing agent outside of the Minnesota State Fair Box Office. If you purchase tickets from an unauthorized agent in the secondary market (scalper, ticket broker, eBay, Craigslist, etc.), you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets which may result in refusal of admission.
Sign language interpreters are available upon request for all paid Grandstand shows with 14 days notice required. Please call (651) 288-4427 to purchase tickets and request an interpreter.
Smoking is not allowed in the Grandstand seating areas. Smoking is allowed on the plaza level of the east and west ends behind the white lines. Ask any usher for further direction.
All patrons must be prepared to produce ticket stubs at the request of State Fair personnel. Please retain stubs until the conclusion of the performance.
LED screens will be utilized on both sides of the stage.
All concerts go on, rain or shine. Concert bookings do not allow for refunds or exchanges in the event of rain. If weather appears threatening, please bring jackets or ponchos. Use of umbrellas is prohibited at the Grandstand.
For all Grandstand ticketed events, all children two years of age and over must have a ticket. Children under the age of two will be allowed entry without a ticket, however, they are required to sit on the lap of a ticket holder.
Will Call is located on the east end of the Grandstand. Will Call windows open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled event and will generally remain open until the start of the headliner’s performance. Once the box office has closed during an event, all unclaimed tickets are taken to the gate at the main entrance for the convenience of late arrivals.
Will Call tickets will only be released to the person whose name appears on the Will Call envelope or whose name was provided in the sales transaction. No person will be given tickets designated for another person without prior authorization. Proper photo identification is required (valid driver's license or passport) in order to claim your tickets. Your order confirmation number and purchasing credit card may also be required. A signature from the person authorized to pick up the order will be obtained at the time tickets are claimed. Signatures will remain on file for future reference. Should a name change be necessary, please call the Minnesota State Fair Box Office for further information at (651) 288-4427.