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To ensure that you have valid concert tickets, only purchase your tickets from ndstatefair.com through Etix. The State Fair cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from individuals or other websites are valid tickets.

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The Grandstand Showpass includes six nights of action-packed entertainment at the State Fair: 4 country concerts and 2 dirt-events! The Showpass is the only way the country concert tickets can be purchased.

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Unfortunately not, due to artist restrictions the country concerts are only available on the six-night Grandstand Showpass.

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Standing Room tickets are only valid for entry to the standing area, while Reserved Seating tickets provide access to the seated section only. Ticket scanning at the gates are restricted to the specific ticket type purchased, and guests must remain in the section corresponding to their ticket, as there is no way to move between the two sections.

Yes. Gate admission is a separate ticket and is not included with a concert ticket. A season gate pass (good for all nine days) can be purchased for only $25.

During the Demolition Derby and MHA Indian Horse Relay, you will be able to sit anywhere in the grandstands, regardless of which Grandstand Showpass ticket you bought (standing room or reserved seating).

There will be limited seating for both events, so arrive early to get the best seat!

You bet! With our Etix ticketing system, you can pick the exact seats you want and print your tickets from home. This is how the seating sections are arranged. Seats start with row 1 and go up to row 33. The grandstand’s support beams are located in row 12. There is a detailed map, you can see here.

However, due to heavy traffic when tickets go on sale, it is best to choose “Best Available”. That is the quickest way to get the best seats without someone else grabbing them first.

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Security officers are stationed at each entrance gate to ensure your safety while visiting the Grandstand. You and your belongings may be searched upon entry. If you elect not to consent to being searched, you will be denied entry and there will be no refund granted.

Firearms and other weapons are strictly prohibited. Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle or they will be confiscated and discarded.

Bags are permitted in the Grandstand and are not required to be clear. Please be advised that all bags are subject to searches upon entry at both the Fairgrounds gate and the Grandstand gate for the safety and security of all fairgoers.

Reservation Options: HomeTown Mobility of Merrill, IA is now accepting reservations online www.htmia.com  or by calling 1-712-938-2029 (there is an additional $5.00 call in fee for all reservations done with a HTM rep over the phone) during their normal business hours of 9am-5pm CST Monday – Friday and 7 days a week 9am-5pm CST during the fair.

*Reservations will ONLY be accepted for Full Day Scooter and Wheelchair rentals and your reservation will be held until you arrive. Reservations need to be made 24hrs in advance. A valid driver’s license or state ID is required to be scanned for all rentals.  Cancellations must be made 48 hrs in advance to receive a full refund, less a $5 cancellation fee per unit.

Full Day Scooter-$75



Single Stroller-$20

Double Stroller-$25

Walk-Up Customers: As always we hold a limited number of wheelchairs and scooters for walk-up customers on a first come first serve basis.  HOWEVER, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to reserve a unit to ensure you have a rental for that day.

Jr. Gate Admission for ages 7-12 is $5 per day, while Adult Gate Admission for ages 13 and up is $12. If you plan to attend the Fair for more than two days, it is more cost-effective to purchase a Season Pass. Adult passes are $25, while junior passes are $15.

Sorry, Fido! Pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds, although service animals are permitted.

Yes! Kids six and under get into the Fair for free! They also can attend the concerts and Grandstand events at no cost as long as they do not take up a Reserved seat. Also, keep in mind that strollers are not allowed in the grandstand.

Of course! 9 day camping spots with electricity are available for $225. Tent spaces are available for $15 per night. Call 701-838-1193 for more information.

A Mega Ride wristband is $80 if purchased before June 30 and $95 if purchased July 1st or after. Mega Ride wristbands can be purchased online at ndstatefair.com. Daily ride wristbands will be available at the carnival for $42.

With nine action-packed days, it is hard to keep track of when everything is happening. You can check out our hours here! If you are looking for what is happening throughout the fair, you can check out our daily schedules!

The North Dakota State Fair offers FREE parking on the east side of the grounds accessible from County Road 19.



July 21st – July 29th

1 PM – 1 AM

NDSF’s FREE buses are located at the Dakota Square Mall on the south side of the JC Penny parking lot.  Bus routes will travel to and from the Dakota Square Mall to the State Fairgrounds Gate E entering the newly upgraded Westpark, new home for the Dakota Talent, Stage 2.

Dakota Square Mall parking is FREE.

The State Department does a fabulous job planning their parade so please direct all questions and inquires to their office. You can reach them at (701) 838-0104 or their website.