Street Machine Nationals Rules & Regulations – St. Paul

Street Machine Nationals - Rules & Regulations
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul 

Credential Information - Participant entry fee includes:

Two (2) wristbands (for the driver and 1 adult passenger), a window sticker for your vehicle that must be adhered and displayed on the driver’s side of the windshield, a window card for Show-N-Shine entry, and a goodie bag. Your entry also covers up to 2 children aged 12 years old and younger that ride in your vehicle onto the event grounds. Wristbands are not distributed for children 12 years old and younger, and they must enter the grounds in a participant vehicle. If you need additional adult or child spectator tickets for passengers in your vehicle, you may purchase them in advance online or at the Registration trailer when checking in. All credentials will be verified at the participant check-point. Anyone without credentials will be denied entry.  A liability waiver will need to be signed in advance or at the time of credential pick-up. If you would like a copy of this waiver in advance, please email [email protected].


Registration Pick up Location:

To access the registration location, participants will enter the Fairgrounds via University of Minnesota Transitway off of Como Blvd.  From Snelling Avenue, head West on Como Avenue then turn right (North) on University of Minnesota Transitway.  Participants will be directed to the registration area inside the Midway lot from there.

On Thursday before the event, registration will open at 12:00PM.  Vehicles can enter the lot and park in the pre-registration area starting at 9:00 am. On Friday and Saturday, registration opens at 8:00AM.  Vehicles can park in the pre-registration area starting 6:30AM.   On Sunday, registration opens at 8:00AM, vehicles can park in the pre-registration area starting at 7:00AM.

PLEASE NOTE: these times give everyone ample time to get in register and enter.  Please do not plan to queue-up on Como Avenue earlier than 20 minutes prior to the pre-registration lot opening.


Pick-up of Registration Credentials:

In order to pick up your registration credentials, the person who is registered must show their valid un-expired Driver’s License at the registration pick-up area at each event. Due to liability, you cannot pick up someone else’s registration materials even if you have their confirmation and ID, as a waiver will need to be signed by each individual participant.


Registration will be open for pick-up during the following times:

Thursday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-10:00am


Cruise Rules:

Bonnier Events is committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable cruise experience at our events. Our cruises are intended to be a showcase of the vehicles at the event, as such vehicles not in keeping with the theme of the event will not be permitted to cruise, this includes but is not limited to generic vehicles, golf carts, side x sides, and any commercially branded vehicle not a sponsor of the event.  The maximum cruise speed is 10 MPH. Any participant speeding, doing burnouts, driving recklessly, rolling coal, or engaging in unsafe cruising will also be subject to immediate expulsion. THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE for any behavior that endangers the well-being of our participants or spectators. All cruise participants are subject to the laws and regulations of both the State in which the event takes place and the facility. You must be a licensed and insured driver to participate in the cruise. Bonnier Events reserves the right to deny any vehicle participation in the Cruise route based on the appropriateness of the vehicle relative to the nature of the event, concerns of driver impairment, the safety of the vehicle, or violation of event rules, governing laws, or facility regulations. Furthermore, anyone encouraging people to break the rules will also be subject to immediate expulsion.

Vehicles should be street legal and insured. Please be prepared to show proof of insurance if requested. You can register a non-street legal street machine if you want to trailer it to the fairgrounds and park the vehicle inside the event for display purposes only. You will not be permitted to drive it in the Cruise Route for liability reasons. Golf Carts can be registered, however, as mentioned, they cannot be driven on the Cruise Route. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


Legal age of Participants:

All participants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license to register and drive a vehicle into the event. If a participant is under 18, with a valid driver’s license, a parent or legal guardian must sign a Parental Release Form at the Registration area PRIOR to entering the event. The minor will also need to sign a release and present their valid driver’s license.


Participant Reserved Vehicle Display Space: 

If you purchased reserved vehicle parking spot(s), please remember to print out a ticket for each spot that you ordered.  This email would have arrived on the day you purchased your spot(s).  Each spot will have a separate ticket. Please print out each one and place it on the dash of your vehicle. If you purchased a spot, you may leave personal effects there such as tape, chairs and/or your vehicle each night after the event closes. Each lot is color coded and you can find the color of your lot on your parking ticket. If you need parking help, you can report to Participant Parking Management located on the corner of Cooper & Randall outside of the show office.


ROPING OFF OF AREAS - If you did not purchase a spot, you may enter the Fairgrounds after picking up your credentials from Registration no earlier than Thursday the week of the event at 12:00pm and park in any un-marked spot.  You may leave your own rope/personal effects in your spot overnight, but if that spot is not occupied by 10:00am each morning of the event, the items will be subject to removal by our event staff.  Please know that if you rope off a spot that is already reserved by a participant, your items will be removed.



Refund & Change Policy:

Once you purchase a registration for a vehicle, it is not refundable at any time prior to, or after the event. If you wish to change the vehicle you registered to a different vehicle, you may do so up until 2 weeks prior to the event by contacting [email protected]. Handling fees are not refundable.


Participant Trailers:

Trailered show vehicles must be unloaded at Registration or trailer parking and driven into the event. No trailers will be allowed to be driven into the event footprint at any time.


Participant Conduct:

Bonnier Events expects and requires all participants to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner during all activities of the event. Management will under no circumstances, tolerate any of the following: drunkenness, public nudity, burnouts, rolling coal, recklessness, foul language, standing up in the truck bed, fighting or the throwing of anything from the vehicle including beads, candy and other objects. If your vehicle has an external bed, there will be no more than 5 people allowed to ride on it at one time. There will be a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on disruptive behavior at all events. Bonnier Events WILL pull your show credentials for any inappropriate conduct inside or outside of the show grounds. Security is present to ensure a fun event for everyone, please comply when they make a request

Bonnier Events expects and requires all participants and spectators to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner during all activities of the event. All Bonnier events are inclusive environments and we embrace a multicultural and diverse community. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying, xenophobia, or racism in any form. Bonnier is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religious affiliation. Anyone violating these rules will be removed from the event. By attending this event, you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines.


Participant Amenities:

Participants are permitted to bring coolers into the event in their vehicle for food and soft drinks. We ask that NO GLASS bottles be brought onto the event grounds. Drinks in aluminum cans should be put into a can coozie or poured into a cup. Beverages and/or coolers will NOT be permitted to be carried into the grandstand area. Please remember that spectators entering the event from the walk-through gates are NOT permitted to bring food or drinks onto the event grounds, so please be considerate in this matter. There is only ONE gate that participants can enter with coolers, which is the participant gate. No entry is allowed through a spectator gates with coolers of any kind and will be stopped by event personnel.


Vehicle Security at the event:

Security will be provided starting at the opening of on-site Registration and continuing through the close of the event on Sunday, but you leave your vehicle and trailer at your own risk.  Bonnier Events does not guarantee the safety or security of any property left at any site at any time. We take reasonable measures to prevent theft and damage, but we do not guarantee it.


Alternate modes of transport:

For safety reasons, the use of all personal means of transportation including bicycles (children or adult), ATV’s, motorcycles, mini-bikes and segways is forbidden on the event grounds at all times including event days & exhibitor set-up days. If you have registered a golf cart as part of your registration, those are permitted on event days but cannot be driving on the cruise route.


ADA Vehicles:

Privately owned ADA Scooters may be brought on grounds for no additional cost.  Anything other than a scooter (ie. golf carts and other slow moving motorized vehicles) are not considered ADA vehicles. If you wish to bring a vehicle such as this, you must pay to register it through the regular Registration process.


Animals & Pets:

We do not allow animals into the event. This includes, but is not limited to dogs, cats, snakes, birds etc. Please leave your pets at home or at your hotel, as we will not allow them into the event or on any part of the fairgrounds including parking lots. Officially registered service animals are permitted by law and must be wearing a service animal vest.



Drones are not permitted at any Bonnier Events. Any person found flying a drone will be subject to immediate expulsion from the event.




Accepting entry of any individual entering this event as a paid or comped spectator or participant, each of the following persons (spouse, children and /or guests), as represented and authorized by the person whose name appears as the purchaser, do hereby authorize, permit, give, grant, license, relinquish and release to Street Machine Nationals, St Paul, MN, and to any of its affiliates, licensees agents and representatives, the absolute right to do each of the following activities involving each said persons, whether for commercial and non-commercial purposes and uses, whether in connection with, before, during, or after the event or otherwise, and without any further payment, consideration or notice from Street Machine Nationals, St Paul, MN and in the sole discretion of Street Machine Nationals, St Paul, MN, to:


(a) photograph, draw, depict, copy characterize, and/or recreate any images or likeness of each said persons;


(b) print, publish and/or release details and /or information about any of said persons; and


(d) create, assemble, manufacture, print, distribute and/or sell advertising, magazines, brochures, flyers, posters, T-shirts, packaging, and/or articles of manufacture which show said persons, and/or any image thereof.


These rights to Street Machine Nationals, St Paul, MN include, but are not limited to, any proprietary rights, intellectual property and/or copyright interests necessary to carry out each of the above-identified activities, and further includes world-wide, non-exclusive and royalty-free license.


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