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Gate admission tickets

Gate admission tickets are issued for 4-H State Fair participants who have registered and paid their program fee. Only 4-H’ers who are officially registered 4-H State Fair participants are entitled to these tickets. Remember, a gate ticket is needed daily to enter the fairgrounds. A hand stamp (available at the gate) is required for persons leaving and re-entering the fairgrounds on the same day. 


Livestock exhibitors arriving on Wednesday and staying overnight will not receive a complimentary gate admission ticket because gate admission tickets are not needed until Thursday.  If your 4-H’er is assigned to stay in Territorial or Bailey Hall during Livestock Encampment, gate admission tickets are complimentary. The county chaperones will pick up the gate admission tickets for the entire county delegation at either the Territorial or Bailey Hall desk each night.

Off grounds housing

4-H’ers that are staying off-grounds during Livestock Encampment will receive a complimentary gate admission ticket for each night they are off-grounds.  These additional complimentary gate admission tickets are only available to livestock exhibitors during 
Livestock Encampment and are not for General Encampment or Lama youth that choose to stay off-grounds. 


General and Lama Encampment participants are given one ticket per person per encampment for the first day admission.  If the participant chooses to stay off-grounds and has to come more than one day, additional gate 
tickets need to be purchased. 


Regular ticket prices at the gate are $14 for ages 13-64; $12 for seniors age 65 and over; $12 for kids ages 5-12; and kids under 5 are always free.  However, the State Fair does offer discount tickets purchased in advance of the fair.  The discount gate pass ticket price is $11.  You may want to view the State Fair website at for discount 
ticket details.  Tickets can be purchased online, by mail or in person.  Discount tickets are also available at many participating Cub Food Stores.  If you would like additional information, feel free to call the fair general information number at 651-288-4400. .

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