State Fair Prices Increase for 2014


Minnesota State Fair

Lovers of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be paying higher prices for a day at the fair this year. But not too worry, the increases aren’t likely to break the bank.

Regular admission will be raised $1 for adults, meaning you’ll be paying $13 at the gate. Children’s and seniors’ tickets are also up $1 to $11 for admission. This is the first admission increase in the last four years. Admission tickets purchased before the fair will also go up $1. These tickets are available through Aug. 20 and will now cost $10. The last time advance tickets increased was seven years ago.

Parking for the Fair will also increase $1, making it $13 now.

Midway and Kidway tickets are the final increases we will see. A sheet of 30 tickets will now cost $25, compared to last year when a sheet of 28 cost $20. Individual tickets will be up to $1 from last years 75 cents.

The increases are a way for the State Fair to manage increasing operation costs. According to State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer, the actual per person cost is $18.

You can purchase discounted advance tickets at the State Fair box office, Cub Foods or several other locations.


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Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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