August 1, 2019, marks the launch of our new 2020 Friends of the Fair program which will include some changes.
What are the changes?
Bricks, Benches, and Tables now stand alone, pulled outside of the Friends of the Fair membership program
- Tables: $5,000 donation
- Benches: $2,500 donation
- Bricks: $250 donation
The deadline for placement at the 2020 Fair is June 1 for tables and benches, July 1 for bricks
Fewer membership levels
- Green Ribbon- $25
- Yellow Ribbon- $50
- Red Ribbon- $100
- Blue Ribbon- $500
- Purple Ribbon- $1,000
The deadline for 2020 memberships is July 31, 2020
2020 Friends of the Fair will have the choice between a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book or a State Fair annual Friends of the Fair pin
Grandstand presale access
- Now at the Red Ribbon level ($100), you can receive presale access for up to four shows
- Now at the Blue Ribbon level ($500), you can receive presale access for all shows
How did these changes come about?
We want to make our giving programs work well for the greatest number of donors. We also want to best meet your desire to support the Foundation mission while still offering popular membership and recognition benefits.
Friends of the Fair is an annual giving program where donors receive membership benefits as a thank you for gifts between $25 and $1,000. Click here for more information.
If you would like to make an unrestricted gift to the Foundation, please click here.
Create a Lasting Legacy
Donors may consider gifts for the endowment and bequests. Click here for more information.
Donors may make restricted gifts to project campaigns and to these State Fair program areas:
Contributions to the Foundation may be tax-deductible. The Foundation's 501(c)(3) designation number is 41-2013696.