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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

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2022 Minnesota State Fair Updates

All information is subject to change. 

09/04/22 11 a.m.: Prior to the Sept. 3 incident, the Minnesota State Fair was prepared with a large presence of law enforcement officers at the Midway. We also had additional troopers staged on-site to bolster our perimeter. Shortly after 9 p.m. disturbances including fights and large groups of youth running through the Midway area were witnessed by officers. At that time, mutual aid was requested from other law enforcement agencies who responded immediately. This is an ongoing investigation, and at this time there is no suspect in custody. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Tip Line at 651-793-7000.

The Minnesota State Fair Police Department has an extensive safety and security plan in place. We will continue to monitor our operation and make adjustments as needed. As a part of this plan, tonight we will again have additional law enforcement resources present.

09/04/22 1:15 a.m.: Update from the Minnesota State Fair Police Department. Shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street at the Minnesota State Fair, officers reacted to a gunshot. At the time of the gunshot, the area was heavily populated with fair guests and a large contingent of law enforcement. Later a victim was located and transported to the hospital by Saint Paul Fire medics for non-life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota BCA is assisting with the investigation of this incident.

09/03/22 10:50 p.m.: The fairgrounds began closing early this evening at approximately 10:20 p.m. due to disturbances in the area of the Midway. There is nothing more to confirm at this time.

08/27/22, 9:25 p.m.: Tonight’s Grandstand Concert Portugal. The Man and Manchester Orchestra with special guest Bad Bad Hats: The Current’s Music On-A-Stick 2022 has been canceled. If you purchased your tickets using a credit card through etix or the Minnesota State Fair your credit card will be automatically credited. If you purchased your tickets using cash or check, please contact or call 651-288-4427.

08/24/22: The performance of Disney Princess – The Concert scheduled for Monday, September 5 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded automatically to cards on file by Thursday, August 25. Please allow 5 – 10 business days for the credit to appear on your bank/credit card statement. Any questions regarding tickets or the refund process can be directed to the Minnesota State Fair ticket office at 651-288-4427 or Learn more.


Hours for the 2022 Minnesota State Fair have changed. The fairgrounds will now be open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 25 through Sept. 4, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

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This year our trolley route and hours have changed. The trolleys will operate 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-8 p.m. daily. View our map for the most up-to-date route. View information about on-site parking hours and transportation options.

Policies and Procedures

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website for more information about health & safety at the State Fair.

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If your questions haven’t been answered here, check out our Frequently Asked Questions pages or visit our Contact Us page.

All information subject to change.

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