Insider's Guide to the Minnesota State Fair
Find out everything you need to know about the Minnesota State Fair with helpful links to specific information.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together!
August 25 through Labor Day, September 5, 2022
This end-of-summer tradition is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day. The Minnesota State Fair is where you want to be for good food, great musical entertainment, rides, people watching and loads of fun!
Minnesota State Fair Food Guide
Minnesota State Fair Tickets
Before Aug 25:
- Pre-fair discount admission tickets: $14
Purchase online, over the phone from Etix 800-514-3849, at the State Fair Ticket Office or at participating Cub stores. Sales end at 9pm on Aug. 24.
Aug 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6:
- Adults (13-64): $17
- Seniors (65+): $15
- Kids (5-12): $15
- Children (4 and under): Always free
Purchase at the fair entrance.
Admission Tickets Deals & Discounts for dates with reduced admission at the gate
Get the latest info on the 2022 Minnesota State Fair event page
Fun Facts: Minnesota State Fair by the numbers
Hundreds of acres, thousands of ears of roasted corn, millions of cookies! This fair is a big deal.
Minnesota State Fair By The Numbers
- 1859 - date of first Minnesota State Fair
- 2,126,551 - total record attendance (2019)
- 270,426 - daily record attendance (2018)
- 322 - acres of the fairgrounds
- 300 - food vendors
- 3,000,000 - cookies made daily by Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar
- 25,000 - ears of corn consumed daily from Corn Roast vendor
Minnesota State Fair Pro Tips
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