Swap Meet

October in Minnesota means it’s time for the annual Twin Cities Roadster's Swap Meet.

This year marks the 53rd year we have hosted this event it will be held on Sunday, September 29th.  Again at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. All gates open at 6:00 A.M.

Remember, it’s Minnesota and “mama” just reminded a lot of guys that her car IS going to be parked inside this winter so “get that —- out of here”.

This is one of the few remaining traditional automotive swap meets where builders and restorers can still find some early car parts and typically at reasonable prices.

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Until the next Roadster Swap Meet


Admission is $10.00 and parking is free.  Please enter the fairgrounds at the Main gate from Snelling or South gate from Como.  Remember that the Minnesota State Fairgrounds does not allow parking on the grass.  If you do park anywhere on the grass you are doing it at your own risk.


Vendors pay a $20.00 admission fee and get ONE free swap space (approx 10×16). If additional spaces are required, they are available at $20.00 each. There is no pre-registration.

Please understand that the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue requires us to collect and hold a completed form ST19 or Exemption Statement from EVERY VENDOR! You can download either form from here, please complete it ahead of time and save all of us some time at entry. Also, Click Here for a Vendor Registration form. You may also print this form and bring it with you pre-filled to save time! Please enter the fairgrounds at Main gate from Snelling or the South gate from Como and the swap area at gate from COOPER. Depart through North gate to Larpenteur. (see map)

Specialty Cars

We have a special parking area inside reserved for pre-1975 rods, customs, restored vehicles etc. (not daily driver beaters). Please enter the fairgrounds at Main gate from Snelling or the South gate from Como and the swap area at gate from Underwood.

For anyone DRIVING a pre-1949 ‘open’ car, the admission is FREE! That’s because it’s what the Twin Cities Roadsters are all about.

PLEASE REMEMBER: No Alcohol permitted on the Fair Grounds