The deadline to access the Friends of the Fair presale has passed. We cannot guarantee access to the presale for the recently announced Grandstand show.

August 1, 2019, marks the launch of our new 2020 Friends of the Fair program which includes some changes. To learn more, click here.

Friends of the Fair is a way to support our beloved fair with levels that fit into every budget!

All Friends of the Fair receive standard benefits:

·   Blue Ribbon Bargain Book (filled with more than $500 in savings!)  OR State Fair annual Friends of the Fair pin  (you choose!)   

·   Friend of the Fair ribbon

·   An invitation to the J.V. Bailey House during the fair

·   Discount at State FairWear Shops on the fairgrounds

Friends of the Fair levels and additional benefits are as follows:

2020 Green Ribbon – $25

·       Standard Benefits

2020 Yellow Ribbon – $50

·       Two State Fair admission tickets (mailed in the second week of August)

2020 Red Ribbon – $100

·       Two State Fair admission tickets (mailed in the second week of August)

·       Access to Friends of the Fair Fan Club Presale Seating for any four 2020 Grandstand shows (up to four tickets per show).

2020 Blue Ribbon – $500

·       Four State Fair admission tickets (mailed in the second week of August)

·       Access to Friends of the Fair Fan Club Presale Seating for all 2020 Grandstand shows (up to four tickets per show)

2020 Purple Ribbon – $1,000

·       Four State Fair admission tickets (mailed in the second week of August)

·       Access to Friends of the Fair Fan Club Presale Seating for all 2020 Grandstand shows (up to four tickets per show)

·      Grand Champion Club membership, including special recognition and invitations to behind-the-scenes events throughout the year!

A portion of Friends of the Fair gifts may be tax-deductible. You may also waive your benefits, so the full amount of your donation supports the Foundation mission.

Friends of the Fair annual memberships run from August 1, 2019 through the 2020 Fair. The deadline to become a 2020 Friend of the Fair is July 31, 2020.