The 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together is just 2 weeks away, and going to the fair doesn't have to break the bank.

Before the fair even starts, you can purchase pre-fair discount admission tickets, $3 off the regular $14 admission for adults and a $1 off the $12 regular kids and seniors admission.

You can get those discounted pre-fair admission and ride tickets through August 22 online, at the State Fair Grounds Ticket Office, and participating Cub locations.

During the 12 days of the fair there will be plenty of deal days. Those include Thrifty Thursday, the first day of the fair, on August 23, Military Appreciation Day August 28 and Kids & Last Chance Day featuring $9 tickets at the gate for kids ages 5 to 12 on the final day of the fair, which is Labor Day.
 
Here is the full list of deals happening at the State Fair this year:

The State Fair kicks off with savings on Thrifty Thursday, Aug. 23. Discounted admission is $12 for adults (13-64) and $9 for kids (5-12) when purchased at the gate.

Monday, Aug. 27 is Seniors & Kids Day. Seniors (65+) and kids (5-12) are admitted for $9 when tickets are purchased at the gate.

Military Appreciation Day is Tuesday, Aug. 28, when active military and their families, as well as retired and veteran military and their spouses, are admitted for $9 when they purchase admission at the gate with documentation of U.S. military service.

Wednesday, Aug. 29 is Read & Ride Day. Guests presenting valid public library cards when purchasing admission at the gate are admitted for the following discounted prices: Adults (13-64) $12; seniors (65+) $9; and kids (5-12) $9. (One discount per card)

Seniors Day is Thursday, Aug. 30. Seniors (65+) are admitted for $9 when purchasing tickets at the gate.

Labor Day, Sept. 3, is Kids & Last Chance Day when kids (5-12) are admitted for $9 when purchasing tickets at the gate.

In addition, many vendors feature special day deals for all State Fair guests on Thrifty Thursday, Aug. 23; Seniors & Kids Day, Aug. 27; Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 28; Seniors Day, Aug. 30; and Kids & Last Chance Day, Sept. 3.

--KEYC News 12