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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

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Accessibility Guide

Please note: This information has not yet been updated for 2021. Please check back in the spring and summer! 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 & […]

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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. 27 Friday, Aug. 28 Saturday, Aug. 29 Sunday, Aug. 30 Monday, Aug. 31 Tuesday, Sept. 1 Wednesday, Sept. 2 Thursday, Sept. 3 Friday, Sept. 4 Saturday, Sept. 5 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 our many versatile State Fair buildings (subject to seasonal availability). We offer great rates, friendly and professional staff, free parking, a convenient […]

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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

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. Individuals involved in competition (4-H, FFA, competitive exhibits, etc.) wishing to park a camper by the barns should refer to Overnight Livestock Parking, which […]

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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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Other Shopping Opportunities

Looking for ways to get your shopping fix this year? Want to have a small piece of the Minnesota State Fair in your home? Check out these options! StateFairWear.com T-shirts and sweatshirts and buttons and drinkware and face coverings, oh my! There’s something for everyone at StateFairWear.com. Visit this site to get your hands on […]

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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

Get your State Fair specialty brews and beverages fix at Twin Cities breweries this summer! Typically only found during the 12 days of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re thrilled fair fans will be able to sip on these suds. Check out which beers/ciders are available and where you can get them! Thank you for supporting […]

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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

Minnesota State Fair Storage Information UPDATE: As of Sept. 16, storage is full. If you have already submitted your registration card but have not received your appointment confirmation, you may still receive one, as we have approximately 200 confirmations about to be sent in the mail. If you do not receive a confirmation by Wednesday, Sept. 23, you can […]

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