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Labor Day Weekend

August 29 - September 2, 2019



Ticket Options

Ultimate Wristband $30.00 -

Purchase below - Includes Fair Entry, Unlimited Carnival Rides and Circus Performances

* wristbands are nontransferable and there are no refunds - Only valid for the day redeemed. 


Fair Only Admission Adult $8.00 Children $6.00 - purchase below
Includes entry into the Fair only --- no carnival rides or circus 


If you choose to purchase a daily admission armband instead of the ultimate wristband (the ultimate wristband is the best value if you plan to ride multiple rides or attend multiple circus performances or partake in both activities): 

These are the options available if you want to ride carnival rides or attend the circus after purchasing the Fair Only Admission:

You can UPGRADE your Fair Only daily admission armband at anytime for $23.00 to an ultimate wristband that includes unlimited carnival rides and circus performances at any ticket box on the carnival midway.

Carnival Rides Only

After purchasing a Fair Only Admission you may go to the ticket booths, located throughout the fairgrounds selling ride tickets for $1.25 per ticket or 18 tickets for $20.00. Each carnival ride takes 3-4 tickets per person per ride. (Or upgrade to an ultimate for $23.00 that includes unlimited carnival rides and circus performances) Cash only NO credit cards.

Circus Only

After purchasing a Fair Only Admission you may go to the Detroit Shrine Circus Tent and at the entrance to the circus tent purchase for $17.00 one ticket to one circus performance on the day of purchase. Credit cards are accepted at the Circus Tent.  

***************The circus will only sell one time entry tickets at the circus tent– If you would like to upgrade to the Ultimate Wristband you must purchase the Ultimate Wristband at the upgrade booths located on the carnival midway.**************



Regular priced $30.00 


(Adults, and all children 2 years and older) daily admission offers the full gamut of the fair experience, and includes a full day of carnival rides (subject to rider safety requirements), the exhibit hall, the agriculture and home arts shows, free entertainment, and a performance of the one and only Detroit Shrine Circus. 



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FAIR ADMISSION ONLY - Does not include Carnival or Circus admission

Fair Admission Only

Adults $8.00

Children (Ages 2-11)

Children $6.00

Children (Ages 2 and under) Free with a Paid Adult 


This option allows you to enter and view all of our indoor exhibits, livestock, agriculture, home arts displays and demonstrations as well as participate in all of the contests. In addition, you can experience the Racing Pigs, view the long running tradition of the C.F Burger Creamery Butter Cow, Guernsey's Endless Cup of Chocolate Milk - plus all the entertainment stages throughout the fair.

*This option does not entitle you to ride carnival rides or enter
the Shrine Circus performance area. 


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Children under 2 free with a paid adult

Children under 2 years of age accompanied by a paid adult admission will be admitted to the Michigan State Fair at no charge. It excludes circus performance and carnival rides.

*If you change your mind, upgrade booths will be located throughout the fairgrounds selling upgrades to enter the circus or the ability to ride any carnival rides. The carnival will also be selling individual tickets for those that want to ride only a few rides.

You do not need to purchase a carnival wristband in order to watch others ride carnival rides.

Friday Night Flights Craft Beer Festival

Friday, August 30th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

           Sample Beers from Michigan's Top Breweries and General admission to the State Fair

This event is open to those 21 and older.  The $10.00 Standard Admission ticket entitles you 6 beer sample tickets and entry into the beer festival at 5:30 p.m.  The $15.00 Early Admission ticket entitles you to 10 beer sample tickets and entry into the beer festival at 4:30 p.m.,  giving you an extra hour to enjoy samples of beer from some of the top breweries in the state of Michigan.  Included with any ticket you purchase is general admission to the Michigan State Fair which allows you to view all of our indoor and outdoor exhibits, livestock, agriculture, home arts displays and demonstrations.  Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase inside the festival.

********These tickets do not  include carnival rides or the Shrine Circus tickets which are available on site for an additional cost********

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$1.00 per ticket convience fee will be added during check out




*Please note: That access to carnival rides does have certain height restrictions, that are established by the manufacturer and enforced by the State of Michigan, and riding these rides may be prohibited or require the child be accompanied by a chaperone with paid adult admission.

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Terms & Conditions

Purchase or presentation of this ticket to gain entry to the event signifies agreement to the following conditions:

1. This ticket is issued subject to the Rules and Regulations of the venue management & the venue.
2. Ticket sales are final and nonrefundable or transferable.
3. The venue management and/or Michigan State Fair reserve the right to refuse admission to any person and to remove persons from the venue for any reason where necessary.
4. Wristbands will be issued upon entry and must be worn for admittance.
5. Admission to the venue and event is at the ticket holder's own risk. Neither Michigan State Fair nor the venue management shall be liable for any loss, injury or damage sustained within the premises.
6. I hereby grant Michigan State Fair permission to use my photograph in any and all publications without payment or any other consideration in perpetuity. I hold harmless and release Michigan State Fair from all claims which I may have or may have by reason of this authorization.
7. There will be no refunds due to weather

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