Free Minnesota State Fair Coupons

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Minnesota State Fair coupons and discounts extend several savings options to consumers each year. Savings include dollars off gate admission as well as discounts on food and merchandise at the fair. Savings are also available inside the fair's coupon book or on special promotional days throughout the fair's duration.

The Minnesota State Fair takes place in St. Paul, Minnesota, every August and September. The first fair took place in 1859, one year after Minnesota became a state, and has grown to welcome an estimated 1.7 million people each year.


Flickr: jakemohan
Offered by Minnesota State Fair
Location 265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108-3109
Phone number 651-288-4400
Features Rides, exhibits, concerts, food, games
Types of coupons Coupon book, pre-sale discounts, special promotional days
AAA discount? No
AARP discount? No, but seniors 65 and over save $2 on admission
Military discount? Yes, the fair offers a military appreciation day, good for dollars off admission
Author Allison Hughes

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Minnesota State Fair Coupons and Free Offers

  • Advance tickets are available to purchase each year at a discounted price. The advance ticket price is $10, and is available to purchase online through 5 p.m. on August 11. Advance discounts are also available from Cub Foods Stores and at the fair gate through August 24.[1]
  • Visitors who follow the fair's Twitter feed or "Like" the fair on Facebook will receive access to fair news and information on promotional offers. This includes contests and free ticket giveaways.
  • Discounts are also available on rides when tickets are purchased in advance. Consumers are able to purchase 25 ride and game tickets for $15.[2]
  • The "Deals, Drawings and Giveaways" section on the official website provides a additional access to discounts and offers throughout the fair's duration.
  • There are several free concerts during the duration of the fair each year. Some of the 2016 Minnesota State Fair freebies include G Love & Special Sauce, The Spinners, Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Kenny Ahern, and the Not Guilty Band.[3]
  • Local radio stations give away fair tickets and fair concert tickets each year. For example, K102 gives away fair concert tickets each year.[4]

2016 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book Discounts and Deals

The Minnesota State Fair's "Blue Ribbon Bargain Book" provides a variety of savings. The coupon books cost $5, and feature 150 money saving coupons to use throughout the fair's duration. 2016 savings include more than $500 in discounts such as BOGO deals, dollars off savings, and percentages off discounts on food and merchandise. Offers are available for places like Andy's Grille, Arctic Island Slushies, Ball Park Cafe, Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, Coasters, Exotic Everest Imports, Java Jive, Kidway Slide, MyPillow.[5]

2016 Minnesota State Fair Promotional Days

Each year, the fair offers several promotional days to help guests save money. 2016 days are as follows:[1]

  • August 25 is "Thrifty Thursday." Adults save $2 on admission and children save $3 on admission.
  • August 29 is "Seniors and Kids Day." Both receive a $3 discount off gate admission.
  • August 30 is "Military Appreciation Day." Active and retired military receive $5 off gate admission. In addition, the spouse and children of active military personnel also receive the $5 discount. A valid military ID must be presented to receive the discount.
  • August 31 is "Read and Ride Day." Visitors save $2 on adult admission and $3 on senior and child admission when they present a valid public library card. Only one discount is allowed per card.
  • September 1 is "Seniors Day." All senior receive $3 off admission.
  • September 5 is "Kids Day." All kids receive $3 off admission.

Minnesota State Fair Artwork

An unveiling of the artist in charge of the Minnesota State Fair artwork for 2013

About the Minnesota State Fair

The 2016 Minnesota State Fair takes place from August 25 through September 5. Admission prices include entry into the fair, as well as free entertainment and exhibits. Rides, food, and concerts cost an additional fee. Gate admission is $13 for adults 13-64, $11 for seniors 65 and over, and $11 for children 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. Parking at the fair is $9 when purchased prior to opening day, and $12 when purchased during the fair.[1]

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