Often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, welcoming more than 2 million guests each year. The fair has been occurring annually since 1859 and has become an end-of-summer tradition for families throughout the area. Visitors can enjoy grandstand shows, animal exhibits, live music, rides and games, food, and much more.
The whole family will find activities, exhibits, and more to enjoy at the Minnesota State Fair! Some of the attractions and lineups include:
Shows, Activities, and Live Music: With over 100 acts and 900 shows, you’re sure to find something you’ll like! For specific details on performers, activities and shows, click here.
Rides and Attractions: From extreme thrill rides to pint-size rides for the youngest visitors, there are a wide variety of rides for all ages. There are plenty of attractions to delight fairgoers of all ages, including the butterfly house that features stunning butterflies flying about, a giant sandbox, a haunted house, a giant slide, and much, much more. For a full list of rides and attractions,click here.
Animals: From llamas and alpacas to sheep, goats, cattle, horses and more, there are a wide variety of animals to experience firsthand. For a full list of animals and barn hours,click here.
You won’t be stranded without any amenities when visiting the State Fair of Minnesota. On-site amenities include ATMs, designated smoking areas, baby changing stations, breastfeeding facilities, wheelchair, scooter, stroller and wagon rental, cell phone charging stations, hand wash stations, food and drink concessions, water fountains, the ability to bring your own outside food and drinks, complimentary sunscreen, lost and found and much more. More information about amenities can be foundhere.
The Minnesota State Fair occurs each year at the fairgrounds, located at:
1265 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Visit the Grandstand stage for the 2022 Concert Series, plus nightly fireworks! *note- concert ticket prices vary.
Thursday Aug. 25 @ 5:30pm- Alice In Chains with Breaking Benjamin and special guest Bush
Friday Aug. 26 @ 7pm- Counting Crows: Butter Miracle Tour with special guest The Wallflowers
Sunday Aug. 28 @ 7pm- Pitbull - Can't Stop Us Now Summer Tour 2022 with very special guest Iggy Azalea
Tuesday Aug. 30 @ 7pm- Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour
Thursday Sept. 1 @ 7pm- Live & UnZoomed 2022: REO Speedwagon & Styx with special guest Levon
Friday Sept. 2 @ 7pm- Zac Brown Band: Out In The Middle Tour with special guest Robert Randolph Band
Saturday Sept. 3 @ 7pm- Diana Ross with special guest Naturally 7
Be sure to check the official site of the Minnesota State Fair for more additions to the lineup!
There are limited spaces for RVing at the Minnesota State Fair and the campground for the fair is open Aug. 20–Sept. 9. It’s extremely popular, and sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on requested dates and camper dimensions after an application is submitted. Online reservations for fair-time camping will go live on Monday, June 21 at 9 a.m. After that time, you may call the campground office to be added to the waiting list.
Some information to keep in mind about RVing onsite at the Minnesota State Fair:
Daily camping rates are determined by the width of the campsite: $30 for standard, $35 for non-slide units wider than 8 feet and $45 for slide-out campers. Pulled and extra vehicles are $15 a day. Fees do not include admission to the fair.
The campgrounds are unable to accommodate slide-out campers wider than the 14’ site dimensions. For this reason, when filling out the application, exact measurements of your RV are needed. Misrepresentation of camper dimensions will result in the loss of campsite.
All sites have 20 amp service, guaranteed.
There are three shared dump stations, temporary water hookups, restrooms, showers and coin-operated laundry.
12/3 electrical cords between the camper and fair outlet boxes must be used.
For more information, FAQs, and 2022 camp information, click here.
Don’t own an RV? That’s okay! You can still experience the ease and comfort of travel and on-site fair camping by renting an RV from RVshare. The options are endless – you can pick up an RV in St. Paul, or rent one from your hometown and travel to the fair.
Regardless of if you’re bringing your own RV orrenting an RV, staying in an RV, you can choose to stay at an RV park in the nearby area or right onsite at the fairgrounds! Some offsite options include:
There are many more campgrounds and RV parks in the area.Click here for our full list of top 10 in St. Paul.
The Minnesota State Fair is located nearby several hotels. While the fair doesn’t recommend any specific hotels, they do offer a list of sites to help you find the perfect one. Find the listhere.
To get to the Minnesota State Fair, please follow the directions below.
Coming from the north: Take I-35W south. Merge onto Highway 36 East via Exit 23B on the left. Exit onto Snelling Avenue South.
Coming from the south: Take I-35W north to I-94 East. Exit on Snelling Avenue, then turn left and head north. Or take I-35E north to I-94 west. Exit on Snelling Avenue, then turn right and head north.
Coming from the east: Take I-94 west to Snelling Avenue, then turn right and head north.
Coming from the west: Take I-94 east to Snelling Avenue, then turn left and head north.
Parking at the fairgrounds is available on a first-come, first served basis and overnight parking or daily RV parking is not permitted. Vehicle parking is $15, and is cash only.
Tickets to the fair itself and grandstand concert performances can quickly and easily be purchased online.Click here to purchase tickets.
If you’ll be getting your family and friends together as part of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’d love to help make the experience even better! Visiting the Minnesota State Fair in the comfort of an RV fromRVshare allows you to enjoy the fair, stress-free! Regardless of whether visit in anRV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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