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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.

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 our 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- $70

Wheelchair- $25


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 ages 13 and up is $12. If you’re planning to attend the Fair for more than two days, you can purchase a Season Pass. An adult pass is $25, while a junior pass is $15.

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.

The Grandstand Showpass includes seven nights of action-packed entertainment at the State Fair: 5 country concerts and 2 dirt-events! The Showpass is the only way the country concert tickets can be purchased.

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

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 Reserved Seating area.

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 $40.

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.

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!