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

WAYS TO SAVE AT THE STATE FAIR!


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!
 

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.)


SPECIAL DAY DEALS

Note: Tickets purchased at the gate are valid for that day only (they cannot be used on another day).

THRIFTY THURSDAY (Aug. 24)

Admission prices are reduced all day, and many merchandise and food vendors offer special Thrifty Thursday bargains for all fair guests. All-day specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Admission Discounts:

  • Adults (13-64): $12
  • Kids (5-12): $9

SENIORS & KIDS DAY (Monday, Aug. 28)

Admission prices are reduced all day for seniors (65+) and kids (5-12). All-day specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Seniors & Kids Day bargains for all fair guests.

Admission Discounts:

  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $9

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Tuesday, Aug. 29)

Active military, retired military and veterans receive an admission discount when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present valid documentation of military service. Early Bird Specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Military Appreciation Day bargains for all fair guests.

Admission Discounts: $9* (all ages with documentation)

* 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. 30)

Public library cardholders receive a discount off regular admission when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present a valid library card (one discount per card). All-day specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Admission Discounts:

  • 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)

Seniors (65+) can take advantage of discounted admission at the gate all day. Early Bird Specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests.

Admission Discounts:

  • Seniors (65+): $9

KIDS DAY (Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4)

Kids (5-12) are admitted for less all day. Many merchandise and food vendors offer Kids & Last Chance Day bargains for all fair guests. All-day specials are offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Admission Discounts:

  • Kids (5-12): $9

MIGHTY MIDWAY AND KIDWAY SPECIALS

For more savings, ride and play for less at Mighty Midway and Kidway when we offer all-day specials on: Thursday, Aug. 24; Monday, Aug. 28; Wednesday, Aug. 30; and Monday,
Sept. 4. The same great promotions are offered as Early Bird Specials until 1 p.m. on: Friday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Aug. 29; Thursday, Aug. 31; and Friday, Sept. 1.
 
Pre-Fair Discount Ride & Game Ticket Pricing
Purchase pre-fair discount ride & game tickets wherever pre-fair discount admission tickets are sold beginning in June.
  • $15 for a 25-ticket sheet
Note: Kidway rides generally require four or five tickets. Mighty Midway rides generally require four to six tickets, and games of skill generally require one to four tickets to play.

BLUE RIBBON BARGAIN BOOK

The State Fair Blue Ribbon Bargain Book offers 150 coupons with huge savings on food, merchandise and attractions. Each coupon offers at least 30% off on listed items. Coupons are valid every day of the fair. Books are available for $5 at the State Fairgrounds ticket office beginning June 5 and at Cub stores and many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., beginning June 25. During the fair, purchase books at State FairWear Gift Shops and Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts on the fairgrounds. Learn more about the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book.


DEALS, DRAWINGS & GIVEAWAYS GUIDE

This free guide lists discount days, best values, free stuff, items for less than $1 and hidden bargains at the fair, including deals on food and beverages. This guide is available at all information booths during the fair or to view from our website.

PRE-FAIR TICKET OFFICE HOURS:
 

State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Address: 1312 Cosgrove St.
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.

The State Fair Ticket Office will be closed 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.