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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

Fair FAQ

Who is performing at the Grandstand this year?

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

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

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?

Before the fair begins, tickets can be purchased online, via phone at (800) 514-3849 or at the State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds (located at the Loop Gate #9 – see a State Fair map).

During the fair, tickets can be purchased online, via phone at (800) 514-3849 or at the ticket booths at the east Grandstand plaza. (See a State Fair map.) Grandstand ticket booth hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

Can I smoke in the Grandstand concert venue?

Smoking is not allowed in the Grandstand seating areas. Smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes) 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
  • Coolers
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas

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