Read & Ride Day @ the Minnesota State Fair

Join in the FREE family fun with your public library at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday, August 30 from 9 am- 5 pm.  Read and Ride Day is the Minnesota State Fair discount day for library users. Simply bring your library card and show it at the gate for discounted Fair admission.  Public library card holders receive the following discounted admission ticket price when they purchase a ticket at the gate and present a valid library card. (One discount per card.)

  • Adults (13-64): $12
  • Seniors (65+): $9
  • Kids (5-12): $9
  • Children (Under 5): Free

Read & Ride Day events are located in Dan Patch Park – across from the Grandstand on the west end.  Stop by the park and say hi to East Central Regional library staff working at the Fair offering free family activities for everyone.  For a map of the fairgrounds visit

It’s time for Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair

Bring your library card to the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Wednesday, August 31st!


Public library card holders receive discounted admission when they purchase at the gate and present a valid library card (one discount per card):

  • Adults (13-64): $11
  • Seniors (65 & over): $8
  • Kids (5-12): $8
  • Children (Under 5): Free


Join your public library for a day of free family fun in Carousel Park, located across from the Grandstand on the west end of the fairgrounds! Read & Ride Day events run from 9:00am-5:00pm and include:


Some of your ECRL staff members will be there during the day. Stop by and say hi!