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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

66 Days 15 Hours 2 Mins

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What are the dates of the fair?

The Minnesota State Fair is always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day. The 2019 fair runs Aug. 22 – Sept. 2.

In 2020, join us Aug. 27 – Sept. 7, and in 2021 visit us Aug. 26 – Sept. 6!

Can I buy admission tickets for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair?

We have excellent news. Yes, you can. Pre-fair discount admission tickets are on sale NOW through Aug. 21 for just $12! They are good for any age (5+) on any day of the fair.

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Where can I buy admission tickets?

Currently, pre-fair discount admission tickets can be purchased online or via phone at 800-514-3849.

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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.

Does the State Fair offer refunds on admission or Grandstand tickets?

No refunds are issued for State Fair admission or Grandstand tickets. In the event that a Grandstand concert is canceled, however, refund instructions will be posted on the fair’s website.

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

The State Fair holds approximately 150 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.