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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

335 Days 5 Hours 12 Mins

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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 admission tickets online or at the entrance gates.

What is the fair’s health guidance for 2021?

For health guidance at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair, please visit our Updates page.

Where are the entrance gates to the fair?

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

During the non-fair time, gates 5, 7, 14 and 15 are open to the public for walking and biking the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are open daily from 6 a.m. to sunset, with the exception of closure due to some special events. Learn more about access to the fairgrounds during the non-fair time.

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.

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.

See 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.