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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

344 Days 18 Hours 4 Mins

General Info

Accessibility Guide

The Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all its guests. Services provided include electric mobility scooters, strollers, wagon and wheelchair rentals, accessible parking, a wheelchair accessible park & ride, a passenger drop-off area, assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, accessible seating at all entertainment venues, curb cuts […]

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Avoiding Construction

For the most current traffic and weather-related driving conditions on state highways, visit www.511mn.org. You can also visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation website for information on traffic detours, maps and other details about construction projects currently underway.

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Contact Us

Mailing & Physical Address Minnesota State Fair 1265 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55108-3003 Maps & Directions Phone Number 651-288-4400 Email Contact Us! More Information (Click each link for more department information) Accessible Services 651-288-4448 Advertising Amateur Talent Contest 651-288-4395 Becoming a Vendor 651-288-4456 Competition Department 651-288-4417 Concessions & Exhibits 651-288-4456 Daily Parade Donations […]

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Daily Schedules

Daily schedules can also be picked up at any information booth during the State Fair (see State Fair map for locations) or viewed here! Thursday, Aug. 22 Friday, Aug. 23 Saturday, Aug. 24 Sunday, Aug. 25 Monday, Aug. 26 Tuesday, Aug. 27 Wednesday, Aug. 28 Thursday, Aug. 29 Friday, Aug. 30 Saturday, Aug. 31 Sunday, […]

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Facility Rental

Where Minnesota Gets Together Year-Round! Creating memories and bringing traditions to life… 365 days a year! Events & Facility Rental Looking for the perfect venue for your next get-together? Consider renting one of 16 versatile State Fair buildings (subject to seasonal availability). We offer great rates, friendly and professional staff, free parking, a convenient location […]

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Grandstand Info Guide

Accessible Seating Guests using wheelchairs may enter by way of the ramp at the west end of the Grandstand, the Grandstand Ramp from Carnes Avenue or the elevators at the east and west ends of the Grandstand. For further information, call 651-288-4427. Admission to the Fair Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket […]

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Groups

Party Together! Get your group together at Heffron Park’s Horton Pavilions during the State Fair! Located just east of the Grandstand, this by-reservation-only picnic area welcomes groups, rain or shine. A great place for company picnics, appreciation dinners, class reunions, anniversary parties or family celebrations! Private, covered pavilion event space available between 8 a.m. and […]

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Hours

General Fairgrounds • 6 a.m. to midnight • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day Fairgrounds Gates (ticket booths) • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Labor Day Guest Services Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Care & Assistance • 8 […]

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Inclement Weather

In the event of severe weather at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, the State Fair Police Department and staff will work closely to ensure the safety of all. If you are on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds when severe weather becomes imminent: The National Weather Service notifies State Fair Police ahead of time, as soon as severe […]

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Maps

Driving Directions Coming from the north: Take I-35W south. Merge onto Highway 36 East via Exit 23B on the left. Exit onto Snelling Avenue South. Coming from the south: Take I-35W north to I-94 East. Exit on Snelling Avenue, then turn left and head north. Or take I-35E north to I-94 west. Exit on Snelling […]

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Minnesota State Fair Campground

Online reservations for fair-time camping will go live on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9 a.m. for the general public (excluding vendors and employees). If you are a vendor or Minnesota State Fair employee wishing to camp, please email the Campground Office for more information. If you have additional questions, please email us at campgrounds@mnstatefair.org. […]

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Minnesota State Fair Foundation

The Minnesota State Fair Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that preserves and improves the historic Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and supports State Fair agricultural, scientific and educational programs. To learn more about the Foundation, its impact and how to contribute, visit msffoundation.org. Bricks, Benches & Tables Placing a personalized brick, bench or table on the […]

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Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to the Minnesota State Fair. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage. The Information We […]

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Shopping Destinations

Visitors headed to the Minnesota State Fair certainly won’t find a shortage of shopping, specialty merchants and unique artisans. From goods, gadgets and gear to crafts, collectibles and confections, the hundreds of vendors on the fairgrounds offer exceptional merchandise and stellar savings. In addition to the great shopping in the locations listed below, while you’re […]

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Specialty Brews & Beverages

The Minnesota State Fair announces 53 brand-new beverages premiering or found only at the 2019 fair. In addition, there will be 27 returning beverages found only at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. In all, the fair features 300+ brews and beverages. The following 53 brand-new beverages are premiering at the 2019 fair: Berry Go Round Sour […]

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Take the Fair with You!

State Fair App Search the iPhone App Store or Android Market to download the Minnesota State Fair App. It’s absolutely free and features our famous Food Finder, Fun Finder and Merch Search tools to help you find your favorites at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. Available now absolutely free at the App Store or Google Play […]

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Website Accessibility Statement

Goal of Accessibility for All The Minnesota State Fair strives to provide a positive and inclusive customer experience by enabling all of our customers to gather information and transact business through our website. Whether you are using assistive technologies such as a screen reader, magnifier, voice recognition software or captions for videos, our goal is […]

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Winter Storage Information

The Minnesota State Fair stores automobiles, trucks, boats, motor homes, travel trailers, etc., in exhibit and livestock buildings from late October until late March/early April of each year. STORAGE IS FULL FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON. We will begin accepting appointment cards for the 2019-2020 storage season after Aug. 1, 2019. To obtain a spot in the […]

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