The Minnesota State Fair works to provide equal access and a pleasant experience for all guests. Here are some of the accessibility services the State Fair offers to ensure that the Great Minnesota Get-Together is for Everyone.
Note: This information is subject to change. For full details, please visit the State Fair Accessibility Guide. Contact the Minnesota State Fair with your accessibility questions:
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Transportation and Parking
- On-site Parking
- Accessible Park and Ride
- Other Park and Ride options (not guaranteed accessible)
- Transit Routes
- Express Bus Service
- Metro Mobility
- Ride Share Apps and Taxi Services
- Passenger Drop-off Areas
Notice: Parking access is troublesome at the State Fair. We continue to work with the Minnesota State Fair organization to address this issue.
Renting Mobility Equipment
The following mobility equipment will be available for rent daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm daily (9:00 pm on Labor Day). Visitors also have the choice to rent mobility devices for half days.
- Electric mobility scooters
Note: All equipment is available on a first-come basis with no guarantee of availability.
If you would like to reserve a wheelchair or electric mobility scooter, visit HomeTown Mobility or call 1-712-938-2029.
Service dogs are allowed on the fairgrounds. Service dogs are dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals.
Note: During the Minnesota State Fair, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds, except for animals approved as part of an exhibition.
Sensory Sensitivity Information
The Fraser Sensory Building offers a take-a-break oasis is specially created for fair guests of all ages with sensory-processing challenges who may find the sights, sounds, smells and crowds of the fair overwhelming. The sensory space will be staffed by Fraser-trained sensory support volunteers who can help individuals regulate with tools and techniques such as weighted blankets and shoulder wraps, calming music, floor cushions, an exercise ball and fidget toys. People with sensory difficulties are welcome to use the space to regulate.
Located on the west side of Cosgrove Street, south of the Home Improvement Building. Open daily, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Labor Day).
ASL Interpreting Services
The State Fair offers ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters daily between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
If you would like to request an interpreter for your, you must submit a special request. State Fair personnel will schedule special requests for interpreter services based on availability.
To make requests:
- Email email@example.com,
- Call 651-288-4448, or
- Visit Guest Relations at Visitors Plaza.
Note: The Minnesota Council on Disability will have ASL interpreters at its booth throughout the State Fair. Visit our booth accommodations schedule for more information.
There are several wheelchair seating locations in the Grandstand, including the plaza and elevated mainstand sections. Tickets are available for purchase online, over the phone or in-person. Ticket buyers who require wheelchair-accessible locations may purchase up to three companion seats for each wheelchair location, subject to availability.