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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

67 Days 21 Hours 43 Mins

Fairgrounds Access

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds are open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic and is accessible from Gate 5 at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway (the only gate open for vehicles); from the north end at Larpenteur Avenue; at Hoyt & Snelling avenues; from Gate 14 at Como Avenue and Canfield Street; and from the west at West Dan Patch Avenue. See a map. For the safety of walkers and bikers, if you are driving to the fairgrounds, we ask that you park upon entering Gate 5 and do not drive around the grounds. Please comply with posted parking and traffic signs, including speed limits.

We also ask that your inner “Minnesota Nice” guides you as you use the fairgrounds to walk or bike.

  • Our staff takes extra care to make sure our historic grounds remain beautiful, so please help us keep the fairgrounds in tip-top shape by cleaning up after yourself and your pet.
  • Speaking of Fido, all dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Things to note:

  • The fairgrounds are open to walkers and bikers between 6 a.m. and sunset daily.
  • None of the buildings are open to the public, with the exception of the restroom just south of Gate 5 at the Admin Too building.
  • Pedestrians and bikers have the right of way. Again, please do not drive around the fairgrounds; park as soon as possible upon entering the grounds.

Thank you for respecting other walkers and bikers, the fairgrounds and its buildings and property. If you have questions or comments, please email

Upcoming Fairgrounds Closures

The fairgrounds will close to the public June 17-20 for the Back to the ’50s car show.