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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

39 Days 22 Hours 35 Mins

Fair FAQ

Grandstand Shows

Who is performing at the Grandstand?

Check out our Grandstand Concert Series lineup, sponsored by Sleep Number!

Do I need an admission ticket in addition to my Grandstand concert ticket?

Yes, you do. Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts. Concert tickets do not include admission to the fair.

Where can I buy Grandstand tickets?

Currently Grandstand tickets can be purchased online and via phone. The State Fairgrounds ticket office will open in August for in-person purchases.

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If you select mobile ticket delivery when you purchased your tickets, your phone is your ticket. If you purchase more than one ticket, we strongly encourage you to send a ticket to each member in your party before arriving at the venue. Learn more. 

Where can I find a seating chart?

The seating configuration and pricing changes from show to show, so each night has its own seating chart. Visit each artist’s page on our website to check out the most accurate seating chart.

Grandstand Lineup

Does my child need a ticket?

For all ticketed Grandstand events, all children two years of age and older must have a ticket. Children under the age of two will be allowed entry without a ticket, however, they are required to sit on the lap of a ticket holder.

What happens if there’s inclement weather?

All concerts go on, rain or shine. Concert bookings do not allow for refunds or exchanges in the event of rain. If weather appears threatening, please bring jackets or ponchos. Use of umbrellas is prohibited at the Grandstand.

If a concert is delayed due to weather or any other circumstance, no refunds will be issued. If the concert is rescheduled or canceled, Etix will email ticket purchasers with further information.

If you are attending a Grandstand show when severe weather becomes imminent:

Minnesota State Fair officials have created an extensive Grandstand inclement weather plan. Patrons should listen to announcements made from the Grandstand stage, watch the large LED screens on either side of the stage for instructions.

If officials deem it necessary to relocate concert patrons from the Grandstand concert venue due to severe weather, you will be asked to proceed to the nearest exit, go all the way down the stairs and seek shelter inside the Grandstand building. Save your ticket for re-entry after receiving the all-clear.

Official updates will also be posted on the Updates page of the State Fair’s website.

More information on inclement weather at the fairgrounds

Can I smoke in the Grandstand concert venue?

Smoking is not allowed in the Grandstand seating areas. Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes and vape pens) is allowed on the plaza level of the east and west ends behind the white lines. Ask an usher for further direction.

Which items are prohibited in the Grandstand concert venue?

The Following Items Are Prohibited At The Grandstand Concert Venue:

  • Audio & Video Recording Equipment
  • Bikes, Skateboards, Skates, Hoverboards
  • Coolers
  • Drones Or Any Remote-Controlled Toys
  • Fireworks Or Other Explosive And Flammable Objects
  • Illegal Substances
  • Laser Pointers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs Or Banners
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas (must be folded and not used during the show)
  • Weapons Or Objects That Appear To Be Weapons

Other Items May Be Refused At The Discretion Of State Fair Management Or Law Enforcement. View the full list of Minnesota State Fair prohibited items on our Allowed & Prohibited Items FAQ page.

Is it safe to buy tickets from a third party?

Official Grandstand tickets are sold only by the Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office and Etix.com. We are not able to assist with tickets purchased from third-party sellers and cannot guarantee that those tickets are valid.

What is the refund/exchange policy?

There are no refunds or exchanges. If a concert is delayed due to weather or any other circumstance, no refunds will be issued. If the concert is rescheduled or canceled, Etix will email ticket purchasers with further information. Ticket holder agrees to comply with all Minnesota State Fair policies and protocols (including health, safety and security) in place at the time of the State Fair, and acknowledges that policies and protocols may be updated between time of ticket purchase and the State Fair, as the State Fair finalizes its plans.

Didn’t find the answer to your question on this page? Check out our Grandstand Info Guide!