- Friday, May 11, 9 AM - 8 PM
- Saturday, May 12, 10 AM - 6 PM
- Sunday, May 12, 12 Noon - 4 PM
Parking at the State Fair is free. It’s legal to park on non-posted streets, and there is a large lot southwest of the Grandstand (it’s the Midway during the Fair).
Handicapped parking is on the east side of the Grandstand on Nelson Street and also along Carnes Avenue, south of the Grandstand. Watch for the signs. If you’re concerned about physical accessibility to the Plant Sale, please call us at 651-621-8930 and we’ll call you back to discuss options.
MTC buses to the Fairgrounds are the 84 on Snelling Avenue and the 3 on Como Avenue. www.metrotransit.org
Admission to the Plant Sale is free.
Before the sale opens and after opening, until the number of people wanting to get in lets up, shoppers are given a numbered paper wristband as they arrive (one per person).
This means you don’t have to stand in line the entire time. Wristbands are distributed starting at:
Once the sale opens, you will enter the building in a group, according to the number on your wristband.
If you arrive early, plan to visit our outdoor Garden Fair after picking up your wristband.
If you have been waiting elsewhere or visiting the Garden Fair, please plan to be near the entrance at the west end of the Grandstand in time to line up with your group. Don’t worry…we’ll have volunteers to help.
Please note: If you have friends arriving later than you or parking the car, they will be given a number at the time of their arrival, not yours. This system makes the waiting process fair for everyone, and we appreciate your cooperation.
If you leave the area and return after your group has entered the building, you may go into the sale with the next group that’s admitted.
Friends School Plant Sale is a fund-raising event sponsored by the Friends School of Minnesota in Saint Paul. It's held each year on Mother's Day Weekend at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand (map and directions).
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