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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

Automobile/Vehicle Parking

Parking in Fairgrounds Lots

Fairgrounds parking lots are open from 6 a.m. to midnight (6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Labor Day). See a State Fair map for locations.

Vehicle parking in State Fair lots is $14 (cash only) and is paid for as you enter the gate to park. Please note: A pre-fair discount admission ticket cannot be used to cover the cost of vehicle parking.

See our Twitter account (@mnstatefair) for fairgrounds’ lot updates. Please note: Lots will reopen throughout the day as space becomes available. (Note: A Twitter account is not required to view the updates.)

Accessible Parking

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). See a State Fair map for locations.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted in fairgrounds public parking lots. Learn more about overnight parking for livestock exhibitors.

Parking Readmission

If you park on the fairgrounds and leave the lot, you must pay to re-park your vehicle when you return.

RV Parking

There is no daily RV parking in fairgrounds lots.

How to Access the Fairgrounds Parking Lots

Fairgrounds address:
1265 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108

SOUTHBOUND

  • On Snelling Avenue: Turn right onto Hoyt Avenue and park in the Robin or Owl lots.

Please note: The exit from southbound Snelling Avenue to Como Avenue will generally be closed by mid-morning. Please plan accordingly.

NORTHBOUND

  • If you’re heading north on Snelling Avenue, exit on Como Avenue and turn left. You will be directed into the lots off Como Avenue.

Please note: At busy times, traffic control will prohibit left turns into the Como lots due to safety.

EASTBOUND

  • On Como Avenue: You will be directed into the lots south of Como Avenue.
  • On Larpenteur Avenue: Turn right onto Underwood Street and park in the Camel or Buffalo lots. Accessible parking is available in the Rooster Lot.

WESTBOUND

  • On Larpenteur Avenue: Turn left onto Snelling Avenue. Turn right onto Hoyt Avenue and park in the Robin or Owl lots.

Please note: Traffic heading westbound on Larpenteur Avenue will not be permitted to turn left into the Buffalo or Camel lots.

  • On Hoyt Avenue: You will be directed across Snelling Avenue and into the Robin or Owl lots.
  • On Nebraska Avenue, Arlington Avenue or Midway Parkway: Turn right on Arona Street. Turn left onto Hoyt Avenue. You will be directed across Snelling Avenue and into the Robin or Owl lots.
  • On Como Avenue: You will be directed into the lots off Como Avenue.

Please note: At busy times, traffic control will prohibit left turns into the Como lots due to safety.