Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

90 Days 21 Hours 15 Mins

Admission Tickets

Buy Admission Tickets Early & Save

Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11! Get yours online or by phone at (800) 514-3849.

Pre-fair discount tickets are valid for any age guest (age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children under 5 are always free!

Please note: The tickets available online are valid for regular fair-time admission on any day of the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 23-Sept. 3. Admission discounts are available at the entrance gates on several discount days (link to Deals & Discounts page) throughout the fair’s run; admission pricing may be less expensive if you purchase admission during the fair at the entrance gates. No refunds will be given if you purchase regular-price tickets and discover you qualify for a discount at the gate.

Ticket Office Location & Hours

  • June 4 through August 17
    Monday through Friday: 11am to 6pm
  • July 28 through August 11
    Saturdays: 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday, August 19: 11am to 4pm
    Sunday, August 19: 9am to 1pm
  • Monday, August 20 through Monday, September 3: 10am to 6pm
    (Located at the Grandstand)

The Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds is located at 1312 Cosgrove St., St. Paul, MN 55108 (in the Admin Too Building just off Snelling Avenue). It will relocate to the Loop Gate (#9) on Como Avenue Tuesday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 22.

The Ticket Office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 22
  • Wednesday, July 4
  • Monday, August 6

Fair-Time Tickets

Regular fair-time admission tickets are on sale Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Buy tickets online or at the fair entrance gates.

  • Adults (13-64): $14
  • Seniors (65+): $12
  • Kids (5-12): $12
  • Children (under 5): Always free

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!