Discover the U at the Minnesota State Fair
Our Building Location
The University of Minnesota building is located 2 blocks west of gate 5 on Dan Patch Avenue.
The University of Minnesota Bookstores provides discount tickets to the Fair. They are also available at the Coffman Memorial Union Information Desk, the St. Paul Student Center, and the Gopher Express in the West Bank Skyway.
Getting to the Fair
Public transportation makes getting there the easiest part of your day at the Fair. Visit Metro Transit’s website for more information.
Parking and Alternatives
Free shuttle to the fair — Catch a quick ride to the fairgrounds on the U’s express transitway.
Campus pickup spots — Various surface lots near TCF Bank Stadium along 6th Street S.E. and 8th Street S.E. open at 8 a.m. daily. The 4th Street Ramp opens at 4 p.m. weekdays and at 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day. Look for the shuttle signs by each lot.