This article was first published in 2017. For updated information, check out this article.

Make sure to plan ahead for how you’ll get to the Minnesota State Fair. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with advice.

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  • There are over 30 free park and ride lots are near the Fairgrounds. Be careful: they fill up fast. Check the State Fair’s Twitter page before you head out to see if your go-to lot is full.
  • There are 20 express stations around the Twin Cities. Note not every single route runs daily.
    • These trips are $5 roundtrip.
    • They are cash only — however, you can download Metro Transit’s free app and use it to buy your ticket via PayPal or credit card. Plus, you save $.50 a ticket!
  • You can park on the Fairgrounds, but it’s not recommended. And it’s $14. They only take cash.
  • If you have a motorcycle, use it! Motorcycle parking in the lot south of Como Avenue is $8. If you park your hog elsewhere at the Fairgrounds, it’s $14.
  • Uber and Lyft are offering discounts to new users looking to go to the Fair. Find those promo codes here.

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