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 throughout the fairgrounds and Care & Assistance, which provides a number of accessibility services.
HomeTown Mobility, an independent vendor, provides electric mobility scooters, strollers, wagons and wheelchairs for rent at five locations on the fairgrounds. Battery recharging is not available at HomeTown Mobility locations.
If rented on-site, all equipment is available on a first-come basis with no guarantee of availability. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Cash, credit cards and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
NOTE: Guests arriving via group charter buses will enter the fairgrounds through Randall Avenue (Gate #18).
HomeTown Mobility is now accepting reservations for wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters. Reservations will only be accepted for full-day rentals. Reserve online or call HomeTown Mobility’s home office at 877-928-5388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends during the fair. NOTE: Reservations made by phone are subject to a $5 call-in fee. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance to receive a refund, less a $5 cancellation fee per rental unit.
Electric mobility scooters: $60 per day or $40 for half-day rentals (hours for half-day rentals are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 3-11 p.m.)
Note: Reservations made by phone are subject to a $5 call-in fee.
If you need a regular electrical outlet plug-in for charging an electric mobility scooter battery, there are two options on the fairgrounds: Care & Assistance south of West End Market is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Also, on the south side of the Grandstand outside between the entrance doors, outlets are designated with disability signs.
Parking spaces designated for vehicles with a valid disabled persons parking identification placard are located in many State Fair lots on a first-come basis. Cost is $14 (cash only; a pre-fair discount admission ticket cannot be used to pay the cost of parking).
The State Fair provides a free Park & Ride lot with free wheelchair-accessible bus service exclusively for people with disabilities and their companions. The lot is located on the north side of the Oscar Johnson Arena, 1039 De Courcy Circle, south of the fairgrounds. Exit from Snelling Avenue at Energy Park Drive; travel east on Energy Park Drive and turn left just after the Merrill Corp. Building to De Courcy Circle and proceed to the north side of Oscar Johnson Arena to park. Passengers travel non-stop to the fairgrounds and are dropped off at the Como Avenue Loop Gate #9. Buses run continuously from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.
Interpreters are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Special requests for interpreter services will be scheduled depending on availability and should be directed to 651-288-4448 or the Admin Too Building on Cosgrove Street.
MNHS Presents History On-A-Schtick
Daily at 9:30 a.m.
All-Star Stunt Dogs Splash
Daily at 11 a.m.
Daily at 12:30 p.m.
ASL interpretation at the east side of the Family Fair Stage at Baldwin Park