Frequently Asked Questions

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Dogs and pets are discouraged. No coolers, bicycles or skateboards allowed.

When and where is the fair?

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is held the 2nd weekend of August. The 2020 fair will be August 7-9, 2020, and located at Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN.

Friday 3pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-7pm

ATM's Are there ATMs on the grounds?

Yes. There are three ATMs on the grounds.

Bikes: Can I bike to the Irish Fair of Minnesota?

Feel free to bike to the IFM, but please know that bicycles are not allowed on the grounds. Bicycle parking is available near the gateway entrance on Water St. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen property and we strongly encourage you to lock your bike.


The public dock will be open normal park hours, 7:00am - 10:00 pm. There is no electrical to plug into.

Can I bring my dog to the fair?

For the safety of your pet, you, and our other guests, dogs and pets are discouraged.

First Aid

First aid is located next to the Children's play area.

Food and Beverage

Tickets are sold at  the Food and Beverage Ticket Booths located to the immediate left and right inside the main entrance, Pub Tent, Beverage East and West (Food Court 1 & 2), and River Stage.. Tickets are a dollar ($1.00) each. Tickets can be purchased individually. Ticket booths accept cash and credit cards.

Beer, wine, pop and water are sold in four different locations: Food Court 1, Food Court 2, the Pub Tent, and a tap truck on the river-side of the pavilion. In order to drink alcohol, each adult over 21 years of age must present a valid driver’s license or ID and wear a wristband. Alcohol sales will end 30 minutes prior to closing time each day.

Handicap Accessibility

Harriet Island is a paved, level surface where wheelchairs can easily navigate on sidewalks. The grass is also level, allowing easy access to tents. Handicapped parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato until full. Overflow handicap and transportation is available at 90 West Plato Boulevard. Look for the Handicap Parking Sign. A drop-off area is provided in front of the Gateway Entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the Irish Fair of Minnesota does not offer wheelchairs at this time.

Quiet Space

Introducing this year, visit the new Quiet Space. Guests with autism, sensory processing disorders, and other needs are welcome. This space will be kept dark and will also be quiet for people who need a break.

Irish Fair Social Narrative

Lost and Found

Lost and found is located at the Welcome Booth directly in front of the main entrance. After the festival, all remaining items are brought to the Irish Fair of Minnesota office. Call 651-645-0221 or email during regular business hours to see if your lost item was turned in.


For the safety of your animal, yourself, and our other guests, PLEASE leave your dog and other pets at home.