Dozens of bargains, ways to save at the Minnesota State Fair | August 11, 2017 | Hometown Focus | Discover MN

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting 1.9 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair.
ST. PAUL – The 2017 Great Minnesota Get-Together begins just two weeks from today. This year’s 12 days of fun feature a variety of discounts, special deal days and money-saving tools.

BEFORE-THE-FAIR SAVINGS. Pre-fair discount admission tickets are $11 (a $3 discount off regular adult admission price and a $1 discount off the regular seniors and kids admission prices) and are valid any day of the fair for any age. Also prior to the fair, Mighty Midway and & and game tickets are $15 for a sheet of 25 (a $10 savings).

Discounted State Fair admission tickets, discount Mighty Midway & Kidway ride and game tickets, and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are available through Aug. 23 at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office off Como Avenue (Loop Gate #9), Minneapolis Visitor Information, participating Cub stores and numerous locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, WI, (while supplies last). Discount tickets can also be purchased online at A complete list of sales outlets is available at discounts/admission.html or by calling 651-288-4427.

The littlest fair fans travel ‘round and ‘round and up and down aboard the new Clown Around ride at Kidway, sponsored by Dish. Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair.
During the fair, regular admission is $14 for adults (13-64); $12 for seniors (65+); and $12 for kids (5-12). Children (under 5) are always admitted free. Mighty Midway & Kidway tickets purchased at the fair are $1 per ticket, $25 per sheet of 30 tickets or $40 per sheet of 54 tickets. Throughout the fair, Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are $5 and available at State FairWear Gift Shops and Bargain Book & State Fair Poster Carts.

SPECIAL DEAL DAYS. The State Fair kicks off with savings on Thrifty Thursday, Aug. 24. Discounted admission is $12 for adults (13-64) and $9 for kids (5-12) when purchased at the gate.

Monday, Aug. 28 is Seniors & Kids Day. Seniors (65+) and kids (5-12) are admitted for $9 when tickets are purchased at the gate.

Military Appreciation Day is Tuesday, Aug. 29, when active military and their families, as well as retired and veteran military and their spouses, are admitted for $9 when…

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