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The 2020 Minnesota State Fair is canceled. Learn more. See you Aug. 26 – Sept. 6, 2021!

Thursday, Aug. 22

Today is Thrifty Thursday!

Discounted admission prices for adults and kids at the entrance gates: $13 for adults (13-64) and $10 for seniors (65+) and kids (5-12). Children 4 and under are always free! Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.


  • Fairgrounds: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Admission Ticket Sales: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Mighty Midway: 10 a.m. to midnight*
  • Kidway: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.*

* Closing times may vary.

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Grandstand Concert Series

Tonight • 7:30 p.m. at the Grandstand

Hootie & the Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour with special guest Barenaked Ladies

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Sponsored by Sleep Number home page

Bandshell Tonight! Concert Series

Tonight • 8:30 p.m. at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell

Belinda Carlisle

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Sponsored by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company home page

West End at Sunset

Tonight • 8:00 p.m. at the Schell's Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

Nooky Jones

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Sponsored by August Schell's Brewing Company home page

Bazaar After Dark

Tonight • 8:00 p.m. at the International Bazaar

Westside Band

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Sponsored by Summit Brewing Company home page

Dan Patch Park

Today is STEM Day at Dan Patch Park!

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Daily Schedule

For a list of all activities, entertainment, demonstrations, competitions and more happening at the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together, use the searchable daily schedule or pick one up at an information booth.

Today only!

Post your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #BlueRibbonSleep to be part of a one-of-a-kind photo installation, sponsored by Sleep Number! Then, stop by the east side of the Grandstand building to see it come to life – and grab a print-out of your photo!