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The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week with higher ticket prices and shorter hours this week. A trip to the event can easily cost a family hundreds of dollars, but there's one thing that can help you save a ton of cash.

Read about that and find out about discounted admission tickets below.

When is the 2022 Minnesota State Fair?

The annual event is scheduled for August 25th through Labor Day. This year's fair will open one hour later and close one hour earlier every day except the final day.

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From Aug. 25 - Sept. 4, the fair will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

On Labor Day, the final day of the fair, the gates will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

How Much Does The Minnesota State Fair Cost?

When you factor in admission, parking, food, drinks, rides, vendors, and everything else the average person spends a little over $100 each day they attend the fair.

Organizers have raised the ticket price this year.

  • Children under 4 get in free.
  • Seniors and kids will be charged $15.
  • Adult tickets are $17.

There are ways to save though and every little bit helps especially if you're taking a couple of kids and your spouse. Find discounted ticket info and see 50+ fair food coupons below.

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Discounts and Deals! How to Save at the Minnesota State Fair

Don't pay gate prices for tickets! If you plan ahead and order your tickets online by August 24th you can save a few bucks.

Advance tickets are available for $14.

If you don't get advance tickets in time, don't worry. You can still save on admission at the gate on select days.

Thursday is opening day and there will be discounted admission prices at the entrance gates: $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and kids.

Monday, August 29th and Thursday, September 1st will both be Senior days with discounted tickets for people 65+.

Tuesday, August 30th is Military Appreciation Day with discounts for active and retired military and their spouses.

Look for discounted tickets for kids on Wednesday, August 31st, and Monday, September 5th.

Minnesota State Fair Food Coupons!

I don't know about you, but the food is the main event for me. I love trying the new food offerings each year but pigging out can be quite pricey.

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The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book allows you to save a dollar or two at participating vendors. You can see this year's food coupons below.

 

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The coupon book features more than 100 deals and is available for purchase at the State Fairgrounds and Cub Foods locations until August 24th.

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From August 25th through Labor, you can purchase Blue Ribbon Bargain Books can be purchased for just $5 inside the fair at State FairWear Gift Shops.

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Saving a buck or two at food vendors can really add up when you're feeding a family.

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Keep scrolling to see all of the foods on a stick that you can enjoy at this year's Minnesota State Fair!

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69 Foods On a Stick You Can Get at the Minnesota State Fair in 2022

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