Experiences, memories, traditions.
Minnesota state fair foundation
We’re your nonprofit partner in enriching the unforgettable memories and traditions you experience only at the Minnesota State Fair. Join us in making the Great Minnesota Get-Together even greater!
Celebrating 20 years in 2022
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation!
The Foundation has accomplished so much in the past 20 years by granting over $16 million for projects and improvements across the fairgrounds.
It is because of your support over the years that the Foundation has enjoyed such success and has been able to support the State Fair through some of its toughest times. We invite you to read about donors like you who love the fair and we look forward to celebrating this anniversary with you.
Help us meet the 20th Anniversary Match!
Join or renew your Friends of the Fair membership today, or give an additional gift, to help us meet the $20,000 match provided by a generous donor in celebration of the 20th anniversary.
The Minnesota State Fair is one of Minnesota’s most treasured institutions and time-honored traditions, a place where we can all get together to learn and have fun. The Minnesota State Fair Foundation invites you to join us in supporting our beloved fair!
Join Friends of the Fair, the Grand Champion Club or the 1854 Society.
Commemorate a special person, treasured occasion, or your love for the fair.
Support one of our program areas, special projects or an endowment.
Show your love for the Minnesota State Fair forever with a planned gift.
Introducing the 1854 Society
The forward-thinking donors of our 1854 Society have shown dedication to benefiting the fair beyond their lifetimes by making planned gifts or including us in their wills or estate plans.
What We Support
No matter which part of the State Fair keeps you coming back year after year, your support of the Foundation helps fund experiences you love – and more. As a supporter of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, you provide vital funds that bring unique fair experiences from vision to reality and enhances and improves these programs for the future. You can make an impact on the area of the fair you love the most by choosing to support one of the areas below!
There’s nothing better than getting together with Foundation supporters, and not just during the twelve days of fun! The Foundation hosts a variety of events leading up to and during the State Fair.
Volunteer with us!
I’m passionate about the State Fair and want to give back to the fair that gives me so much joy.”Jeremy Jordan