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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

270 Days 13 Hours 46 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 our many 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.


History & Heritage Center

Horton Pavilions at Heffron Park

Progress Center


Event Rate Sheet

Facilities Guide

Fairgrounds Map

Non-Fair Events Concessions and Catering Application

Non-Fair Events Food Sampling Application

Important Links

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

Group Hospitality at the State Fair