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.
During the fair, enter at the gates marked on the State Fair map.
During the fair, guests can be picked up and dropped off at the Loop Gate on Como Avenue (#9). See a State Fair map. Cars cannot wait here for more than a few minutes to pick up passengers.
App-based ride services, such as Lyft and Uber, have two designated drop-off and pick-up points on the fairgrounds.
The State Fair has three free bike parking areas.
Yes, charter buses can park free of charge in a designated parking lot.
During the State Fair, motorcycle and motorized bike parking is available daily from 6 a.m. to midnight for $9 in a lot on the south side of Como Avenue across from Gate #7. Motorcycles parked in other State Fair lots will be charged the regular $15 parking fee. Motorcycles are not permitted on the fairgrounds during the fair.
There is no overnight parking in the State Fair public lots.