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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

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Fun Card FAQ

What is the Mighty Midway & Kidway Fun Card?

Fun Cards are paperless tickets for carnival rides & games in Mighty Midway and Kidway. The Fun Cards use RFID technology to store your tickets for an easy redemption process and save you time and stress with no need to handle paper tickets. Fun Cards can only be used for rides & games at Mighty Midway & Kidway. They cannot be used for the Great Big Wheel, the rides at Adventure Park, the Giant Slide and other attractions outside Mighty Midway & Kidway.

How do the Fun Cards work?

 Purchase a Fun Card loaded with your selected amount of tickets at a staffed ticket sales booth or at a ticket kiosk. (Fun Cards were also available over the summer wherever pre-fair discount tickets were sold, such as Cub stores.) Go to any ride or game located in Mighty Midway or Kidway, where the card will be scanned and the posted number of tickets will be deducted. You are able to check the amount deducted and the amount left on your card at any ride or game. If you run out of tickets, you can always purchase more and reload your card at a staffed ticket sales booth or a ticket kiosk.

Where can I buy Fun Cards?

During the State Fair, there are staffed ticket sales booths at the entrance to Mighty Midway and ticket kiosks throughout the midway where you can purchase Fun Cards loaded with tickets. At Kidway, staffed ticket sales booths are located near the south end of the Kidway, with ticket kiosks located near the north end of the Kidway.

Can I pay for ride & game tickets with cash or credit card?

Cash and credit cards are not accepted at individual rides or games. You can use cash or credit to buy Fun Cards loaded with tickets at staffed ticket sales booths and kiosks. Please note that kiosks do not provide change for cash purchases; cash inserted into kiosks in an amount greater than an intended purchase will be used to purchase the equivalent dollar value in tickets. Using both cash and credit in the same transaction to pay for Fun Cards is not accepted.

How do I redeem my advance purchase voucher for a Fun Card?

Fun Card vouchers purchased in advance through the Minnesota State Fair website, on Etix.com, or at the Ticket Office on the fairgrounds must be redeemed at a Mighty Midway or Kidway kiosk. At the kiosk, select Redeem Code and scan your advance purchase Fun Card Redemption Voucher. A Fun Card will be dispensed from the kiosk loaded with the number of tickets you purchased. Advance purchase Fun Card Redemption Vouchers may not be redeemed at a ticket seller booth and must be brought to a self-serve kiosk on the Mighty Midway or Kidway..

How do I redeem my Blue Ribbon Bargain Book coupon for Mighty Midway & Kidway tickets?

To use your Blue Ribbon Bargain Book coupon #1, $9 off one $30 Fun Card with 33 ride & game tickets for Mighty Midway and/or Kidway, scan the QR code on the back cover of the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book at a self-serve kiosk at Mighty Midway or Kidway.

Can I choose how many tickets I load onto a Fun Card?

Fun Cards purchased in advance through Cub Foods or at select out-state ticket outlets are preloaded with 50 advance discount tickets. Fun Cards purchased in advance online or at the Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office can be loaded with 25, 50, 100, or 200 advance discount tickets. At the fair, you can select any number of tickets to load onto the Fun Card. At the fair, discounts are offered on 70 tickets (price is $60) and on 33 tickets (price is $30). Individual tickets are $1 at the fair.

How do I check how many tickets are left on a Fun Card?

Check your balance at: A ticket kiosk located in Mighty Midway or Kidway, a staffed ticket booth, any ride or game, or at the Mighty Midway information booth.

How do I reload tickets on my Fun Card?

 Purchase additional tickets at a kiosk or staffed ticket booth with cash or credit. Please note that kiosks do not provide change for cash purchases; cash inserted into kiosks in an amount greater than an intended purchase will be used to purchase the equivalent dollar value in tickets. Using both cash and credit in the same transaction to pay for Fun Cards is not accepted.

Can I combine advance discount tickets and fair-time tickets on the same Fun Card?

 Yes! If you register your card, when you log in, you will be able to see how many advance discount and how many fair-time tickets are on the card.

Are Fun Cards valid all 12 days of the State Fair? When do they expire?

As long as you have available tickets, you can use your Mighty Midway & Kidway Fun Card any time during the fair. Additional tickets can be reloaded anytime during the fair. Tickets are valid for the 2023 State Fair only and will expire on the last day of the fair. You can save your card to load tickets for 2024, but all tickets purchased in 2023 will expire at the end of the 2023 State Fair.

What happens if I lose my Fun Card?

Only registered cards may be tracked if lost. For 2023, you may only register one card per email address. Unfortunately, if you lose your card and it is not registered, you will also lose the tickets loaded on your card. To report your registered lost card, stop by a staffed Mighty Midway or Kidway ticket booth. If you purchased your Fun Card prior to the fair, you can also call the State Fair ticket office, 651-288-4427.

Do I need to register my Fun Card?

Registration is not required, but if you do not register your card, lost tickets cannot be replaced, and customer service issues are more difficult to resolve.

Can I get a refund for unused tickets on the Fun Card?

No refunds are provided. All sales are final. All tickets purchased in 2024 will expire at the end of the 2024 State Fair. Left over tickets from 2023 are not valid in 2024.