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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

181 Days 20 Hours 51 Mins

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 easily accessible from anywhere in the Twin Cities metro area, and an a la carte menu of labor, equipment, catering, security and ticketing services needed to host a successful event.

  • The State Fairgrounds are an ideal location to host:
  • Corporate Parties, Meetings & Picnics
  • Trade Shows
  • Sporting Events
  • Weddings & Receptions
  • Car, Motorcycle, RV and Boat Shows
  • Equestrian & Livestock Events
  • Concerts & Festivals
  • 5K Runs & Bike Races
  • Fundraising Events & Galas
  • Craft & Antique Fairs
  • Class Reunions
  • Swap Meets
  • Large Group & Community Functions

Let’s start planning!

Please follow these steps to begin planning an event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

1. Complete and email the Facility Rental Inquiry Form to This form MUST be filled out in its entirety by those interested in an event at the fairgrounds to begin the planning process.

2. Our events department staff will be in touch to discuss space and date availability, and other details.

3. If facilities are available on your preferred date(s), you’ll begin the licensing process, confirming additional details and be on your way to hosting a successful event!

For more information, complete our Facility Rental Inquiry Form and email it to Questions: Contact 651-288-4400.

Facility Rental Inquiry Form

Complete the form here, then email to This form MUST be filled out by those interested in an event at the fairgrounds to begin the planning process.


Event Rate Sheet

Fairgrounds Map

Weddings at the Minnesota State Fair

Reserve Our Private Group Picnic Area

Receptions & Events at the History & Heritage Center

Non-Fair Event Food & Beverage Application

Non-Fair Event Concessions Terms & Conditions (page 2)

Food Sampling Application

Important Links

Winter Storage Rental (Cars, RVs, Boats, etc.)

Group Hospitality at the State Fair