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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

64 Days 23 Hours 40 Mins

Admission Tickets

Buy Early and Save!

Buy discount tickets in advance and have more fun for less at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair! Pre-fair discount admission tickets are just $12 and are valid for any age guest (age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children ages 4 and under are always free!

Please note: Pre-fair discount admission tickets are valid for regular fair-time admission on any day of the 2019 Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 22–Sept. 2. Admission discounts may be available at the entrance gates on several discount days throughout the fair’s run; admission pricing may be less expensive if you purchase admission during the fair at the entrance gates on these discount days. No refunds will be given if you pre-purchase tickets and discover you qualify for a discount at the gate.

Online

Purchase your pre-fair discount admission tickets online NOW through 9 p.m. Aug. 21! Choose the print-at-home/mobile option to save on convenience fees. If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you, please allow two weeks for delivery, orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. (Pre-fair discount ride & game tickets will be available to purchase online in the coming weeks.)

Purchase tickets

Limit 12 tickets per order. Multiple orders may be placed for a maximum of 24 tickets per customer (includes mailing and IP address). The Minnesota State Fair and Etix reserve the right to cancel any orders that exceed the per-customer ticket limit.

State Fairgrounds Ticket Office

Purchase your pre-fair discount admission tickets, discount ride & game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books NOW through Aug. 21 at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office. See ticket office hours and location below.

Metro Area

Purchase your pre-fair discount admission tickets, discount ride & game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books at participating Cub stores and Minneapolis Visitor Information beginning June 23 through Aug. 21 (while supplies last).

Metro Area Locations

Greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis.

Purchase your pre-fair discount admission tickets, discount ride & game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books at many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., beginning June 23 through Aug. 21 (while supplies last).

Greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., Locations

Phone

Purchase your pre-fair discount admission tickets through Etix at 800-514-3849 NOW through 9 p.m. Aug. 21! Choose the print-at-home/mobile option to save on convenience fees. If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you, please allow two weeks for delivery, and orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. (Pre-fair discount ride & game tickets will be available to purchase by phone in the coming weeks.)

Print-at-Home Card!

Print a free card to give with your gift of State Fair admission tickets! This card prints in color on one side of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Fold paper in half and then in half again to create your card!

State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Hours

The State Fairgrounds Ticket Office is open for the summer! Purchase pre-fair discount admission tickets and ride & game tickets, as well as Blue Ribbon Bargain Books and Grandstand Concert Series tickets.

  • June 10–Aug. 16 (Monday through Friday): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 3 (Saturday): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 10 (Saturday): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 (Saturday): 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 18 (Sunday): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Aug. 19–21 (Monday through Wednesday): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The ticket office will be closed:

  • Friday, June 21
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Friday, July 5

State Fairgrounds Ticket Office Location

June 10–July 31:
Admin Too Building – front of building
1312 Cosgrove St.
St. Paul, MN 55108

At Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway/Dan Patch Avenue, enter the main gate and take a left on Cosgrove Street. The ticket office is located in the red brick building immediately to your left. Free lot and street parking is available.

Aug. 1–21:
Loop Gate (#9)
1741 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Regular Admission Prices at the Gate During the State Fair

Adults (13-64): $15
Seniors (65+): $13
Kids (5-12): $13
Children 4 and under: Free