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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

200 Days 22 Hours 29 Mins

Deals & Discounts

Buy Early and Save for 2023!

Purchase your 2023 Pre-Fair Discount Gate Admission Tickets now for $15. Learn more.

2023 Discount Days

Opening Day (Thursday, Aug. 24)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates:

  • $16 for adults (13-64)
  • $13 for seniors (65+)
  • $13 for kids (5-12)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

Seniors Day (Monday, Aug. 28)

Discounted admission prices for seniors at the entrance gates:

  • $13 for seniors (65+)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

Military Appreciation Day (Tuesday, Aug. 29)

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:

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

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

*Requires valid documentation of service.

Kids Day (Wednesday, Aug. 30)

Discounted admission prices for kids at the entrance gates:

  • $13 for kids (5-12)

Seniors Day (Thursday, Aug. 31)

Discounted admission price for seniors at the entrance gates:

  • $13 for seniors (65+)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

Kids Day (Monday, Sept. 4)

Discounted admission price for kids at the entrance gates:

  • $13 for kids (5-12)

Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

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! Check out all of the deals.

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 be picked up at any information booth or on our website on Labor Day.