There are 10 Information Booths strategically placed around the Minnesota State Fair. Fair officials tell me each booth will answer 1,200 to 1,500 questions per day. That’s up to 15,000 questions per booth and up to 180,000 questions over the 12 days of the State Fair.
Add in the 500 phone calls with questions the State Fair gets each day. They also answer questions via email and on social media.
According to Fair officials, here are answers to the top five questions asked by Fairgoers at Minnesota State Fair Information Booths.
I also shared this information on KSTP-TV.
1. Where can I rent a scooter?
There are five electric mobility scooter and wheelchair rental spots at the Fairgrounds, but if you know you need one, you can rent it before you even head out to the Fairgrounds.
The rentals are handled by HomeTown Mobility. You can call them at 877-928-5388 to reserve an electric scooter or a wheelchair for a full day rental. You can also reserve online.
The scooters are available for half day and full day rentals. They are first come, first served.
2022 rental rates
Full day: $65 (half day rentals are not available)
In addition to mobility scooters, you can rent wheelchairs, wagons for kiddos, single and double strollers.
All day prices:
Single stroller: $20
Double stroller: $25
For more information about mobility on the Fairgrounds, click here.
2. Where is an ATM?
There are ATMs scattered about the Fairgrounds. To find the one closest to you, look on a map. They’re marked with a $.
Note that a $3 convenience fee is charged to all ATM transactions on the Fairgrounds. That’s in addition to any fee your banking institution may charge. Bottom line: bring plenty of cash.
There is a Bremer Bank at Visitors Plaza located at the middle of the Fairgrounds. It’s open from 7 am to 4 pm.
An increasing amount of places around the Fairgrounds take credit cards. You are able to buy admission tickets via credit card. You can also buy admission tickets in advance.
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3. Where is the nearest Pronto Pup or corn dog?
I love Minnesotans.
If you’re not familiar, there is a difference between the Pronto Pup and its relative, the corn dog. I describe it in detail on a guide of foods every new Minnesota State Fair attendee should eat.
4. Where is the nearest bathroom?
Sure, they’re marked on a map, but not all bathrooms are created equal.
In my opinion, the best bathrooms at the State Fair:
North: near the North End along Murphy Avenue
South: next to the International Bazaar
East: just south of the Kidway on Cooper Street
West: At the west end of the West End Market along Dan Patch Avenue
5. Where can I get breakfast?
The days where dining halls ruled the State Fairgrounds have dwindled down immensely.
The Hamline Church Dining Hall is still going strong. When I asked the Minnesota State Fair’s Media Relations team what their favorite foods are, they mentioned the Hamline Dining Hall’s gluten-free muffins are top notch. Get the State Fair staff’s full list of hidden gem foods by clicking here. The Hamline Church Dining Hall is on Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood & Cooper.
Another food on that list is the Peg Muffin, available at The Peg, the State Fair’s only full service restaurant. The Peg Muffin is a sandwich with fried egg, sausage, tomato and cheese. The Peg is on the outside of the Agriculture Horticulture Building across from the International Bazaar. It has made my top foods to start the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.
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