Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

90 Days 21 Hours 7 Mins

Deals & Discounts

Pre-Fair Discount Tickets

Pre-fair discount admission tickets to the 2018 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11 (age 5+). Save when you buy ride & attraction tickets before the fair, too.

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Discount Days

Thrifty Thursday (Aug. 23)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for adults and kids. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

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

Seniors & Kids Day (Monday, Aug. 27)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for seniors and kids. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

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

Military Appreciation Day (Tuesday, Aug. 28)

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

  • Adults, seniors and kids: $9

Read & Ride Day (Wednesday, Aug. 29)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for public library cardholders with valid public library card (one discount per card). Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

  • Adults (13-64): $12
  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $9

Seniors Day (Thursday, Aug. 30)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for seniors. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m.

  • Seniors (65+): $9

Kids & Last Chance Day (Monday, Sept. 3)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for kids. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

  • Kids (5-12): $9

Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

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Deals, Drawings & Giveaways

This free guide, found at any information booth, lists discount days, best values, free stuff, items for less than $1 and hidden bargains at the fair!