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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

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What are the dates of the fair?

The Minnesota State Fair is 12 days of fun ending Labor Day. The 2024 fair runs Aug. 22-Labor Day, Sept. 2!

In 2025 visit us Aug. 21-Sept. 1, in 2026 visit us Aug. 27-Sept. 7!

What are the hours of the State Fair?

Learn about hours around the fairgrounds on our hours page.

Can I buy admission tickets for the 2024 Minnesota State Fair?

2024 Pre-Fair Discount Gate Admission Tickets are now available for $15. Learn more.

Where are the entrance gates to the fair?

During the non-fair time, the fairgrounds are open to the public for walking and biking daily from approximately 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the exception of closure due to some special events. Learn more about access to the fairgrounds during the non-fair time.

During the fair, enter at the gates marked on the State Fair map.

Where can I share a comment or suggestion?

Please email During the fair, feel free to stop by Guest Relations at Visitors Plaza.

How can I contact Lost & Found?

Contact Lost & Found at or 651-288-4555.

Learn more

Where can I learn about the events taking place on the fairgrounds?

The State Fair holds approximately 220 events during the non-fair time.

Check out a calendar.

Are there nearby hotels to stay at?

Yes! Here are some links to websites that may be useful for booking area hotel rooms. We offer these links as a convenience for our guests and hope you will find them helpful. Hotel and motel listings appearing on these sites have not been checked by State Fair personnel, and we offer no recommendation of one over another.