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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

Fair FAQ

Where can I find accessible parking?

During the State Fair, hundreds of parking spaces for people with accessible parking permits are available on-site as noted on the State Fair map. Space is available on a first-come basis. Regular parking rates apply.

Several Park & Ride lots feature accessible buses and parking spaces for people with accessible parking permits. In addition, the Oscar Johnson Arena Park & Ride lot is exclusively for persons with accessible parking permits and their companions.

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Can I rent a wheelchair or electric mobility scooter?

HomeTown Mobility rents wheelchairs, electric mobility scooters, strollers and wagons.

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What are the rental fees?

Electric mobility scooters: $60 per day or $40 for half-day rentals
 (hours for half-day rentals are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 3-11 p.m.)

  • Wheelchairs: $20 per day
  • Wagons: $15 per day
  • Single strollers: $12 per day
  • Double strollers: $15 per day

Note: Reservations made by phone are subject to a $5 call-in fee.

Are ASL interpreters available?

Specific requests for interpreter services will be scheduled depending on availability between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the fair and should be directed to 651-288-4448 or accessibility@mnstatefair.org.

For all paid Grandstand shows, ASL interpreters are available upon request with 14 days’ notice. Please call 651-288-4427 or email tickets@mnstatefair.org to purchase tickets and request an interpreter.

See an ASL-Interpreted Show Schedule

Where can I charge my electric mobility scooter or wheelchair battery?

If you need a regular electrical outlet plug-in to charge an electric scooter/wheelchair battery, there are two options on the fairgrounds during the State Fair.

  • Outlets, designated with disability signs, are available on the exterior south side of the Grandstand between the two entrance doors
  • Care & Assistance located south of West End Market (open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

Can I bring my service dog to the fair?

Service dogs are permitted on the fairgrounds. Service dogs are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Please note: During the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition.