The Minnesota State Fair runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5.


•Admission: Adults (13-64): $12; Seniors (65 & over): $10; Kids (5-12): $10; Children under 5: free.

•Deals: Save up to $3 with pre-fair discount admission tickets available for $9. Save $5 on ride and game tickets by pre-purchasing a sheet of 20 for $10. Save $1 on Blue Ribbon Bargain Books, available in advance for $4. The discount admission tickets, ride and game tickets and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are available at Cub Foods (including Cub in Elk River and Rogers) and other locations in greater Minnesota through Aug. 24.

•Hours: Fairgrounds are open from 6 a.m.–midnight except for Labor Day, when the grounds close at 10 p.m. Outside gates are open from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. except for Labor Day, when they close at 9 p.m.

•Most exhibit buildings are open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

For more information, call 651-288-4400 or go to