Parking at the State Fair can be kind of a nightmare – even if some of our readers have great tips and suggestions.
But you can't just roll up to the gates wherever you want.
Where to get picked up/dropped off
The State Fair has two specific locations for Ubers and Lyfts to drop off or pick up riders.
One is at the very northeast tip of the fairgrounds at Snelling and Hoyt avenues (that's near the campground and Pet Center, Gate 2).
The other is along the northwest edge, where Buford hits Randall Avenue. There's a bike lot and transit hub right there. (Use Gate 16.)
Here's the full color map for reference:
Cars can't fiddle-fart around waiting for passengers – they've only got a couple minutes to stay there, so make sure you're communicating with your driver.
You can save a few bucks
Both Uber and Lyft are offering some discounts.
Uber will give you $15 off your first ride when you sign up here and use the code MNSTATEFAIR. It's for new users only, but doesn't expire until Sept. 18.
Lyft meanwhile is offering 30 percent off two rides (up to $5 savings for each) when you sign up here and use the code MNSTATEFAIR. Once again, it's only for new users. You've got until Aug. 7 to take advantage.
What about a taxi?
A taxi is also an option.
Taxis have a different pick-up and drop-off spot however – it's on the south end of the fairgrounds at Gate 9, next to the iconic pedestrian bridge.
You can use the iHail app to book a ride, or call 612-888-8888.
Uber will bring you (limited) State Fair food
Uber is offering another service.
Dino's will be offering its original gyro, spicy gyro, chicken gyro, falafel sandwich and french fries.
Que Viet options include egg rolls.