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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

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What are the dates of the fair?

The Minnesota State Fair is 12 days of fun ending Labor Day. The 2021 fair runs Aug. 26-Labor Day, Sept. 6!

In 2022, join us Aug. 25-Sept. 5, and in 2023 visit us Aug. 24-Sept. 4!

Can I buy admission tickets for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair?

You betcha! Get your pre-fair discount tickets for the Great Minnesota Get-Together online or via phone through our official ticketing provider Etix for just $12

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Where can I share a comment or suggestion?

Please email During the fair, feel free to stop by Guest Relations at Visitors Plaza from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where are the entrance gates to the fair?

FALL UPDATE: Until further notice, the only open gate will be at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway (Gate #5); through-traffic will not be permitted, and the fairgrounds will close daily at dark, rather than remaining open until 11 p.m. as in the past. The fairgrounds will be closed to the public Sept. 28 through Oct. 11 due to the Fall Food Parade.

During the non-fair time, gates 5, 7, 14 and 15 are open to public traffic. The fairgrounds are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the exception of closure due to some special events. See an event calendar.

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

How can I contact Lost & Found?

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

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

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

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Are there nearby hotels to stay at?

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.