SouthWest Transit, which serves Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska, will provide bus service to the Minnesota State Fair this year.
The fair runs from Thursday, Aug. 26, to Monday, Sept. 6.
People can catch a ride each day to the fair at SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, and SouthWest Village, 650 SouthWest Village Drive, Chanhassen. Rides are also available from East Creek Station, 2120 Chestnut St. N., Chaska, on Saturday and Sunday.
Unlike in the past, there will be no SouthWest Transit service to the fair this year from Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie.
Hours are 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Labor Day. The last bus departs to the fair at 7 p.m., except on Labor Day when the last bus departs at 5 p.m.
The roundtrip fare is $5 for those ages 6 and above. Children 5 and under ride free.
As per federal guidelines, masks are required while riding the bus to and from the State Fair.
For more information, visit the SouthWest Transit website.
Story update: Due to low ridership and limited drivers, SouthWest Transit will not provide State Fair service from East Creek Station in Chaska on Labor Day.
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