St. Paul Participant Registration Page

We’re excited that you’re interested in Registering to be a Participant in our show!

Registering to be a Participant is the best way to experience all the show has to offer! By registering your street legal vehicle, you can drive your vehicle onto showgrounds, participate in our Cruise Route inside the show, purchase your own exclusive area to park/display your vehicle in and set-up your own personal viewing area, attend all show features such as contests and exhibitions, enter our Show-n-Shine competition and visit our Vendors booths.  Please see important new information below on purchasing a Participant Reserved Display Spot for parking your vehicle inside the Event.

Registration Costs

$35- Early Bird- Good through May 8, 2022

$50- Pre-Registration- May 9- July 13, 2022

$65- Late & On-site Registration- July 14-July 17, 2022

If you have multiple vehicles to register that are owned by yourself or others at your address, the cost is $35 for your second vehicle as long as you purchase online by July 13th. You must register multi-vehicles in the same transaction in order to take advantage of this discount.

As a Participant, you will receive the following:

  1. Two (2) Adult wristbands good for all three days of the event (ages 16 + up).
  2. Admission for up to 5 children ages 15 and under when they enter the show in your vehicle.
  3. A Goodie bag with fun swag (1 per Vehicle).
  4. Free entry into the Show-n-Shine Competition.
  5. The ability to purchase and choose your own personal area to park and display your vehicle. (More info on Parking for 2022 coming soon)

Only insured Street Legal vehicles are able to be driven in the cruise route. You can Register a non-street legal vehicle or a golf cart but you aren’t permitted to drive it on the cruise route. If you have any questions pertaining to this, please email us at [email protected]

Don’t have a vehicle to register? Have more people that would like to join you?  You can purchase Spectator Tickets instead. A Spectator ticket will allow entry on foot into the event to walk around and enjoy all the show features.


Based on significant participant feedback, we had made arrangements with the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to change the location of participant registration and official entrance to provide you with a better show experience.
To access the new entrance, participants will now 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.
This new arrangement provides ample parking and allows vehicles to park inside the fairgrounds until the event officially begins at 9:00 a.m.
On Thursday July 14, registration will open at 12:00 noon.  Vehicles can enter the lot and park in the pre-registration area starting at 9:00 am. On Friday and Saturday (July 15 and 16) registration opens at 8:00 am.  Vehicles can park in the pre-registration area starting 6:30 am.   On Sunday July 17 registration opens at 8:00 am, vehicles can park in the pre-registration area starting at 7 am.  
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.


As a Participant, you will again have the ability to reserve your own personal display space inside the show! There will no longer be a need for you to arrive super early in order to rope off your preferred space, instead for just $25 per space for the entire weekend, we will mark it off for you so that it’s ready when you arrive! If you purchase space(s), Bonnier Events will assure that the space(s) that you purchase is reserved and marked for you exclusively.  In addition to us marking your spot, you can also bring your own rope, chairs, tents etc. and leave them in your spot(s) all weekend.