Here's How to Get a Camping Spot at the Minnesota State Fair

You could save yourself a lot of heartache waiting in line for a parking spot anywhere near the Minnesota State Fair. So what does it take to get a camping spot there?

The camping area in the northeast corner of the fairgrounds along Snelling Avenue is meant for vendors, volunteers, and fair employees two weeks a year, KMSP says. There is, however, also a lottery for anyone else that wants to get a camping spot. 

Here's how you get your name in the lottery: Get your name on the list on May 31 at 9 a.m. at mnstatefair.org's camping page. You can request anywhere from one to all 12 nights. Sites are filled on a first come first serve basis depending on size, type of camper you have, and the number of nights you've reserved. 

KMSP says that this year there were 534 requests. Only 250 were granted a campsite. 

Overwhelmed by parking at the Minnesota State Fair? Listen to State Fair Radio on iHeartRadio for parking and traffic updates (and then some)! 

Photo: Getty Images/Gelinda Howell

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