We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55108-3109 (Formerly State Fairgrounds Minnesota)
Phone Number:
+1 651-288-4400
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together...

Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 1.9 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment shows; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concert series; 1,000 vendors; exhibits for kids and adults; and more!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 726 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 523
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Amazing Food

Amazing! There is so much to do here you can spend an entire day eating your way through the fair. I visited with a group of friends and spent about half a day there on two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christian T
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Saint Paul

Add Photo Write a Review

726 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 722: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing! There is so much to do here you can spend an entire day eating your way through the fair. I visited with a group of friends and spent about half a day there on two separate occasions. Sweet Martha's cookies are a must!

Helpful?
Thank Christian T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to the Minnesota State Fair since my freshman year in college. The trips with friends and our young family and with just my Mom and me and now just me and my daughter gets more memorable every year.

Helpful?
Thank Mimiinthecity0407
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

We love that you've built a tradition of coming to the fair with so many different people - the fair experience is different depending on who you come with - young children, parents, couples, et. al - and what your group chooses to do! Hope to see you ALL in 2017! More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Great Minnesota Get-Together never fails to disappoint. With great food, great entertainment and great people watching, there's something for everyone. I'd recommend the fish tacos in the Food building.

Helpful?
Thank Anna W
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

You've hit on the top reasons that people list as what they enjoy about coming to the State Fair! Thanks for the great review! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family was in town so a fair visit was warranted. I typically visit the fair every few years because I don't find that much new. This past year wasn't much different from previous visits. I don't visit the fair for the food experience - which many people do. I have read that the MN fair is one of the best... More 

Helpful?
Thank pahb44
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing your family! We do publish a list of new attractions and exhibits every year; perhaps check this out if you come back to visit. If there are any suggestions you have for turning your 3 rating into a 5, please let us know! Thanks again! More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many types of good food to eat cause you geet hungry walking around.looking at all the sights.Some pretty good raiders even as we get older.... Love the lift chair s...The parades was going oon. below us... So wife n I had the best seats inn. the place looking down and watching from above..

Helpful?
Thank ziegrobb
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and trying all the different food and rides. Great idea to catch the parade from the sky! If you have any suggestions on how we can turn your 4 rating into a 5, let us know! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best state fair in the country lives up to it's reputation! Acres of Food, music, rides, crafts, exhibits, competitions, animals, shopping, people watching, and great Minnesota hospitality!

Helpful?
Thank Katie N
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! Yes, 320 acres to be exact! Hope to see you again! More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We think the Minnesota State Fair is the BEST state fair, because it is huge! And the food is amazing! That's why we go. It is so good, it attracts people from the surrounding states. Anything you could imagine on a stick. Also cheese curds, Martha's cookies and cold milk made on site!

Helpful?
Thank Marshall Megan B
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for your 5 rating! Your list of food is making us hungry! (There are 300 food items, including 70+ on-a-stick!) Hope to see you here in 2017! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MN state fair is a must visit venue for Minnesotans of all ages. From the exhibits to food to the people, it's the best!

Helpful?
Thank Rjdingle
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again in 2017! More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun as long as you are fine with slow motion stroller walking. Don't over-eat the food on a stick, but try it for sure!! Plan for a FULL day! Be warned, parking can be a challenge.

Helpful?
Thank Chuck H
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us and for spending the day with us! In addition to onsite parking lots, we offer a free Park & Ride service, where you can park free at lots in areas surrounding the grounds and ride a free shuttle right to the gate. Metro Transit also offers an Express Bus service during the... More 

Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loves going to the fair every year. If you are in Minnesota in August it's a great family outing. They have coupon books, ride tickets and admission tickets you can by ahead of time at Cub Foods (grocery store) and I know you can buy admission tickets online but not sure of the other. Check their schedule there... More 

Helpful?
Thank brillo86
MSFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Minnesota State Fair, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and overview of the many things to do and see at the fair! Hope to see you here in 2017! More 

Travellers who viewed Minnesota State Fair also viewed

 

Been to Minnesota State Fair? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Minnesota State Fair and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
royal oak
La Crosse, Wisconsin

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Minnesota State Fair staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?