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Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

7 Days 5 Hours 58 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, at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office 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 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

Visit the Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office to purchase pre-fair discount admission tickets, Grandstand tickets, pre-fair ride & game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books!

  • July 28 through Aug. 17
    Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 18: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office on the fairgrounds is located at the Loop Gate (#9) off of Como Avenue, 1741 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.

Other Ticket Outlets

Pre-fair discount admission tickets, pre-fair ride and game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books can be purchased at many Twin Cities Cub locations, Minneapolis Visitor Information in downtown Minneapolis, and locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis. Purchase at these locations through Aug. 22 while supplies last.

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

Learn about discount admission at the gate on special deal days on our Deals and Discounts page.

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!