The 2023 Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, and there are all kinds of ways to save money at the Great Minnesota Get Together.

2023 Fair Admission Discount Days

  • Opening Day (Thursday 8/24):
    • $16 for Adults 13-64
    • $13 for Seniors 65+
    • $13 for Kids 5-12
  • Seniors Day (Monday, 8/28):
    • $13 for Seniors 65+
  • Military Appreciation Day (Tuesday 8/29): Discounted admission for active military, their spouses and kids; retired military and their spouses; and military veterans and their spouses. Requires valid documentation of service.
    • $13 for Adults 13-64
    • $13 for Seniors 65+
    • $13 for Kids 5-12
  • Kids Day (Wednesday 8/30):
    • $13 for Kids 5-12
  • Seniors Day (Thursday 8/31):
    • $13 or Seniors 65+
  • Kids Day (Monday 9/4):
    • $13 for Kids 5-12

The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book has more than 100 coupons with huge savings on food, merchandise and attractions good for all 12 days of the fair. The bargain books are $5, and can be purchased at the fair's State FairWear Gift Shops and Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts (fairgrounds map). You can see the list of coupons in this year's bargain book here.

Deals, Drawings, and Giveaways

You can download a copy of this free brochure here, or find a copy at any information booth at the fair. It's your State Fair insider guide to discount days, best values, free stuff and hidden bargains, and other great stuff at the fair.

Last Day of The Fair Deals

There are a ton of great deals on the final day of the fair, which is Monday, September 4th. It’s your last chance to get deals on food and merchandise – don’t miss out. This flier can be picked up at any information booth on Labor Day.

Mighty Midway & Kidway Discounts

For more savings, ride and play on special discount days. During the 2023 State Fair, special ride & game promotions are offered all day on:

  • Thursday, August 24th
  • Tuesday, August 29th
  • Wednesday, August 30th
  • Monday, September 4th

The same great promotions are offered as early bird specials until 1 pm on:

  • Friday, August 25th
  • Monday, August 28th
  • Thursday, August 31st
  • Friday, September 1st

The 2023 Minnesota State Fair runs Thursday, August 24th through Labor Day, Monday, August 4th in Falcon Heights.


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