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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

38 Days 1 Hours 17 Mins

Admission Tickets

Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Good news–regular gate admission will remain the same in 2024 as it was in 2023!


Purchase Tickets

Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2024 Minnesota State Fair are on sale now at the pre-fair discount price of $15 online or by calling Etix at (800) 514-3849. Tickets are available via free print-at-home or mobile download delivery options. Or, if you’d like hard tickets mailed to you, select “regular mail” delivery for an additional fee.

Tickets are valid for any age guest (age 5+) on any one day of the 2024 fair, Aug. 22-Sept. 2. Children ages 4 and under are always free!


Through Etix at 800-514-3849 NOW through Aug. 21! Choose the print-at-home/mobile option to save on handling fees.

State Fairgrounds Ticket Office

July 8 through Aug. 21 at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office.

Metro Area

At participating Cub stores July 14 through Aug. 21 (while supplies last).

Greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis.

At many locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis., July 14 through Aug. 21 (while supplies last).

Important Information

The tickets available online are valid for fair-time admission on any one day of the 2024 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.

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.

Tickets are valid any one day of the 2024 State Fair. Ticket holder agrees to comply with all Minnesota State Fair policies and protocols (including health, safety and security) in place at the time of the 2024 State Fair, and acknowledges that policies and protocols may be updated between time of ticket purchase and the State Fair, as the State Fair finalizes its 2024 plans. For the 2024 fair, only tickets purchased for 2024 will be valid.

Print-at-Home Cards!

Print a free card to give with your gift of State Fair admission tickets! These cards 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.

Regular Fair-Time Admission Pricing

  • Adults (13-64): $18
  • Seniors (65+): $16
  • Kids (5-12): $16
  • Children (4 and under): Always Free!

2024 Ticket Office Hours of Operation and Location

The Ticket Office is located at 1640 Como Avenue. It is open July 8 through Aug. 21. View directions on our map.


  • July 8-31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 1-21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Saturday, August 17: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 18: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During the fair, Thursday August 22 through Monday September 2, the Ticket Office will be located on the east side of the Grandstand, inside the fairgrounds noon to 8 p.m. (4 p.m. Labor Day).