The Minnesota State Fair is preparing for their big opening, which is just 6 days away on August 25th.

The 'Great Minnesota Get-Together' runs annually for twelve days ending on Labor Day. That run in 2022 will be from Thursday, August 25th through Monday, September 5th. The Minnesota State Fair attracts more than two million of us each year.

2022 Fair hours are daily from 7:00 am to 11 pm.

In 2021, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and Midland all performed on the grandstand stage -- and there's no slowing down in 2022.

2022 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Schedule

Thursday, August 25th

  • Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Bush
  • with special The L.I.F.E Project
  • Tickets: $79, $62, $53, and $36 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Friday, August 26th

  • Counting Crows
  • with special guest The Wallflowers
  • Tickets: $51, $41, and $34 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.
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Saturday, August 27th

  • Portugal. The Man
  • with special guest Bad Bad Hats
  • Tickets: $37 and $27 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Sunday, August 28th

  • Pitbull
  • with special guest Iggy Azalea
  • Tickets: $84, $59, $49 and $39 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Monday, August 29th

  • Beach Boys & The Temptations
  • with special guest Tower of Power
  • Tickets: $50 and $37 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Tuesday, August 30th

Wednesday, August 31st

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • with special guest Bailey Zimmerman
  • $106, $96, and $75 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Thursday, September 1st

  • REO Speedwagon & Styx
  • with special guest Levon
  • $51, $41(Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Friday, September 2nd

  • Zac Brown Band
  • with special guest Robert Randolph Band
  • $194, $106, $96, and $75 (Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Saturday, September 3rd

  • Diana Ross
  • with special guest Naturally 7
  • $60, $51, and  $34(Reserved)
  • Get yours here.

Sunday, September 4th

  • MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
  • No ticket required

Monday, September 5th

BOOM: There are nightly fireworks after each grandstand show.


Leinie Lodge Bandshell/Minnesota State Fair
Leinie Lodge Bandshell/Minnesota State Fair

OK, now for the free shows. As much as I love a big show at the grandstand the Minnesota knocks the ball out of the park when it comes to their twelve days of free shows on stages across the fairgrounds -- like the Leinie Lodge Bandshell, the Northwoods State, and the Schell's Stage at Schilling Amphitheater.

Big names, great music, intimate venues, and free of charge.

I'll meet you at the DNR fish pond.

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