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2016 Minnesota State Fair

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The Minnesota end-of-summer tradition returns August 25 through Labor Day!

1265 Snelling Avenue N. , Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

Often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. At the fair you'll be able to enjoy a vast array of food (on a stick!), fun, amusements, exhibits, music and more! The Fair is open daily: 6 a.m. to Midnight. Labor Day hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

2016 Discount Days: Thrifty Thursday (Aug. 25), Seniors Days (Aug. 29 & Sept. 1), Kids Days (Aug. 29 & Sept. 5), Military Appreciation Day (Aug. 30), and Read & Ride Day (Aug. 31), and save on admission when you purchase tickets at the gate.

2016 Parking fees on the fairgrounds: $13 per vehicle (Reminder: Pre-fair discount admission tickets can no longer be used to pay for parking.)

The State Fair offers free Park & Ride service- park your car, hop on a coach bus, and enjoy the ride right to the gates of the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Buses run from 8 a.m. to midnight and it's free, fast and fun! See the fair website for a listing of lots.


Admission: adults (13-64) $13; seniors (65+) and kids (5-12) $11; and children (under 5) are free. Pre-fair discount admission tickets are again $10 and are currently available for purchase online.

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2016 Minnesota State Fair