Updated: 08/22/2018 4:17 PM | Print Story |  Email

Super Saver at the Fair

It's no secret that a day at the Fair means spending, and spending and spending. Our Super Saver wants to help you save a little green before you even walk through those admission gates.  TCL’s Super Saver, Kelli Hanson, says the first thing you should do is DON’T overspend on tickets!

Tickets: 

Adult tickets are $14, but until 9 p.m. August 22nd, you can buy discounted tickets on the State Fair’s website for $11!
Advance ticket sales are also available at Cub Foods. Stop by the Customer Service Desk through the end of the day on Wednesday August 22nd to get $11 general admission tickets. There you can also buy ride/game tickets (sheet of 25) for $15. Cub will also be selling Blue Ribbon Bargain Books for $5.

The Day You Go Makes All the Difference:

Thursday, August 23rd is Thrifty Thursday
+ Discounted admission prices for adults and kids at the entrance gates: $12 for adults (13-64) and $9 for kids (5-12)
+ Seniors admission price is $12 on this day
+ Deals on merchandise and food
+ All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games

Monday, August 27th, is Seniors and Kids Day
+ Discounted admission prices for seniors and kids at the entrance gates: $9 for seniors (65+) and $9 for kids (5-12)
+ Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests
+ All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games

Tuesday, August 28th is Military Appreciation Day
+ Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for active military, their spouses and kids; retired military and their spouses; and military veterans and their spouses: $9 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65+) and $9 for kids (5-12)
+ Requires valid documentation of service
+ Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests
+ Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m

More discounted days here.

Parking

It’s $14 to park on the fairgrounds and they accept cash only! Our Super Saver suggests using the Park Free, Ride Free service from Metro Transit. These buses run every 20 minutes. Fun tip from blogger, Give Me the Mike, park at a site near the fairgrounds so you’re not crammed on a bus for 45 minutes! Click here for a full list of park and ride spots.

If you live in suburb of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, hop on a Metro Transit Express Bus. For just $5-cash, you’ll get a round-trip ticket to get to and from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Children 4 and under ride for free. Don’t have cash? Download the Metro Transit App and you can buy your tickets before you board.

For a list of Express Bus stops, click here.