The Foundation At The Fair
Thank you for visiting during the 2012 State Fair! Below is a glimpse of our programs around the fair in 2012:
Celebrating a Decade of Success
This year marks the Foundation's first decade of service to the State Fair. We are proudly thanking our donors at the State Fair with a 2013 State Fair wall calendar (while supplies lasts) and providing hospitality at the J.V. Bailey House.
2013 Friends of the Fair memberships at the J.V. Bailey House
Friends of the Fair is an annual membership program, offering exclusive benefits such as gate tickets, pre-sale access to Grandstand shows, bricks, benches and more.
Sales of Blue Ribbon Bargain Books and Posters at State Fair Foundation Kiosks.
Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers who help support our mission by selling bargain books and more!
History Walking and Cell Phone Tour
Explore State Fair history on a new cell phone and walking tour. Call 877-411-4123 to hear sounds and stories of the fair's past. Claim your prize after completing the tour at the J.V. Bailey House or the Minnesota Historical Society booth in the lower Grandstand between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Click here to listen online!
Minnesota History Day in Carousel Park
Celebrate Minnesota history with live entertainment, trivia contests, kids’ crafts and more on Sunday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet important Minnesotans from the past, learn about our state’s history and even win prizes. Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.
State Fair Story
“My husband and I had lived in Nebraska, Ohio, and Kansas prior to moving to Minnesota in 2000. None of those state fairs can compare to Minnesota's. I began entering bee and honey products in 2001, and have done so each year since. Taking an active part in the State Fair has truly made me feel at home in Minnesota, and proud to be part of such an inclusive, important event in the state's yearly calendar.”
- Allison Kohtz