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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

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Fair FAQ

Admission & Discounts

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 9 p.m. 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, via phone at 800-514-3849 or at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office.

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Can I leave the fair and come back on the same day?

Yes! If you would like to leave the grounds and re-enter, just get your hand stamped when you exit. Then, you can re-enter without purchasing another admission ticket during the hours the outside gates are open. Please note that the outside gates are open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily (9 p.m. on Labor Day).

If you park on the fairgrounds and leave the lot, you must pay to re-park your vehicle when you return.

What are prices on special discount days?

The Minnesota State Fair offers special pricing on Thrifty Thursday, Seniors Days, Kids Days, Military Appreciation Day and Read & Ride Day.

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Are there any other deals on special discount days?

You betcha! Check out the Deals, Drawings & Giveaways Guide, sponsored by Minnesota Rusco, to learn about all of the special deal day discounts and where to find the best freebies, items for $1 or less or prize drawings!

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What’s the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book, and where can I get it?

The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book, sponsored by Minnesota Lottery, is a coupon book with 150 coupons of the best savings on food, merchandise and attractions. It’s just $5!

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