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The 2023 Minnesota State Fair Starts Tomorrow!

Information about where to find the Commission, Accessibility, and Booths!

8/23/2023 3:23:28 PM

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The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing will be at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 31st and Sunday, September 3rd!

The Minnesota State Fair will run from August 24th to September 4th, 2023. The fair is located at 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108. Find details about the hours of operations and transportation and parking options.

Learn more about all the opportunities at the State Fair and where to find us!


The Minnesota State Fair offers a variety of accessibility services so everyone can enjoy the fair. Learn more about their accessibility offerings at their Accessibility Guide.

ASL and Captioning

During the fair, ASL interpreters are available to assist guests 9 AM to 5 PM daily. If you would like ASL interpretation during your visit, email, call 651-288-4448, or stop by Guest Relations at Visitors Plaza.

For Grandstand Concert Series, ASL interpreting is available upon request. To purchase Grandstand tickets in the ASL interpretation section, call Etix (800-514-3849) or the State Fair Ticket Office (651-288-4427), or purchase in-person at the State Fair Ticket Office beginning August 1st. Ticket purchases in the ASL interpretation section (Riser 1) must be made at least 14 days prior to the concert.

View the list of shows with already scheduled ASL interpretation.

View the list of shows with captioning.

View the list of shows with audio descriptions.


These booths may be of interest to you.

Visit with your legislators and learn about voting

  • Fairvote Minnesota – Education Building, north center section
  • MN House of Representatives – Education Building, east wall
  • MN State Senate – Education Building, east wall
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar - North side of Judson Ave. between Nelson and Underwood streets
  • Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State – in the Grandstand, lower level, northeast section

Visit with your political party

  • MN Democratic Farmer Labor Party – Northeast corner of Dan Patch Ave. & Copper St.
  • Republican Party of Minnesota – South side of Carnes Ave. between Nelson and Underwood streets
  • Independence Party of Minnesota - South side of Dan Patch Ave. between Nelson & Underwood streets
  • Libertarian Party of Minnesota – West side of Nelson St. between Carnes & Judson avenues
  • Grassroots Party - Legalize Cannabis - West side of Clough St. between Carnes & Judson avenues

Visit your government agency

  • Minnesota Council on Disability – Education Building, northeast section
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture – on Randall Ave. in the Eco Experience Progress Center
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections - Education Building, south center aisle
  • Minnesota Department of Education - Education Building, southwest corner
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety - Education Building, south aisle
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue - Education Building, south aisle
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Department of Natural Resources Building, between Carnes & Judson avenues & Clough & Nelson streets
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Education Building, just inside the main entrance
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation - West side of Cosgrove street between Wright & Dan Patch avenues

Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Related Booths

  • Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota - Education Building, center section
  • Minnesota Lions Vision, Diabetes and Hearing Center - Education Building, center aisle section

Find the Commission

Find us at the Minnesota Council on Disability's booth (Education Building, eortheast section) on Thursday, August 31st from 9 AM to 1 PM and Sunday, September 3rd from 9 AM to 1 PM. Board members and staff will be there to meet members of the public. We'll be ready to chat about voting, communication access, our legislative achievements, and more! 


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