Parking in all State Fair lots is available on a first-come basis, and lots do fill quickly each day.
Fairgrounds parking lots open at 6 a.m., overnight parking is not permitted. See a State Fair map for locations and directions. Fairgrounds gate admission opens at 7 a.m. Parking ticket sales are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6 p.m. Labor Day).
Vehicle parking in State Fair lots is $20 (cash or credit/debit) and is paid for as you enter to park.
See our Parking Updates page for fairgrounds’ lot updates. Please note: Lots will reopen throughout the day as space becomes available.
Parking spaces designated for vehicles with a valid disability parking certificate are located in many State Fair lots on a first-come basis. Cost is $20 (cash or credit/debit). See a State Fair map for locations.
Overnight parking is not permitted in fairgrounds public parking lots. Learn more about overnight parking for livestock exhibitors.
If you park on the fairgrounds and leave the lot, you must pay to re-park your vehicle when you return.
There is no daily RV parking in fairgrounds lots.
Fairgrounds address (to get you in the general vicinity of the fairgrounds; this is not the address of parking lots):
1265 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108
View fairgrounds map.
Below is how our on-site lots are typically accessed. If the lots are full, you may be directed to a different lot where space is available.
To keep traffic flowing efficiently and safely, guests may not be able to choose what lot they can park in and will be directed to a lot where space is available. Please note: Parking in all State Fair lots is available on a first-come basis, and space is very limited. Lots often fill quickly each morning. We encourage you to have an alternate plan if the on-site lots are full when you arrive.
Please note: The exit from southbound Snelling Avenue to Como Avenue will generally be closed by mid-morning. Please plan accordingly.
Please note: At busy times, traffic control will prohibit left turns from Como Avenue into the Como lots due to safety.
Please note: Traffic heading westbound on Larpenteur Avenue will not be permitted to turn left onto Underwood Street.
Please note: At busy times, traffic control will prohibit left turns into the Como lots due to safety.