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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

32 Days 5 Hours 47 Mins

Deals & Discounts

Pre-Fair Discount Admission Tickets

Buy early and save! Pre-fair discount admission tickets are just $13 and are valid for any age guest (age 5+) on any one day of the fair. Children ages 4 and under are always free! Learn more.

2021 Discount Days

Opening Day (Thursday, Aug. 26)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates:

  • $14 for adults (13-64)
  • $11 for seniors (65+)
  • $11 for kids (5-12)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Seniors Day (Monday, Aug. 30)

Discounted admission prices for seniors at the entrance gates:

  • $11 for seniors (65+)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Military Appreciation Day (Tuesday, Aug. 31)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for active military, their spouses and kids; retired military and their spouses; and military veterans and their spouses:

  • $11 for adults (13-64)*
  • $11 for seniors (65+)*
  • $11 for kids (5-12)*

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m.

*Requires valid documentation of service.

Kids Day (Wednesday, Sept. 1)

Discounted admission prices for kids at the entrance gates:

  • $11 for kids (5-12)

All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Seniors Day (Thursday, Sept. 2)

Discounted admission price for seniors at the entrance gates:

  • $11 for seniors (65+)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m.

Kids Day (Monday, Sept. 6)

Discounted admission price for kids at the entrance gates:

  • $11 for kids (5-12)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book is your passport to savings at the Minnesota State Fair!

Deals, Drawings & Giveaways

Minnesota Rusco home page

Sponsored by Minnesota Rusco

This free guide, found at any information booth, lists discount days, best values, free stuff and hidden bargains at the fair! View all the deals when they are available here in August!

Last Chance Flier

Deals can be found galore on the last day of the Minnesota State Fair! It’s your last chance to get deals on food and merchandise – don’t miss out. This flier can also be picked up at any information booth on Labor Day. View all the deals here on Sept. 6!

Mighty Midway & Kidway Discounts

For more savings, ride and play on special discount days! During the 2021 State Fair, special ride & game promotions are offered all day on:

  • Thursday, Aug. 26
  • Monday, Aug. 30
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1
  • Monday, Sept. 6

The same great promotions are offered as early bird specials until 1 p.m. on:

  • Friday, Aug. 27
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31
  • Thursday, Sept. 2
  • Friday, Sept. 3