Over the years, we have found that most recognition bricks, benches and tables were donated in honor or memory of a loved one and were not a benefit that most Friends of the Fair wanted year after year. By separating these recognition benefits from the Friends of the Fair program, these donations are now fully tax-deductible to the donor. The deadline for having a bench or table placed for the 2020 State Fair is June 1st, 2020. The deadline for recognition bricks to be placed for the 2020 State Fair is July 1st, 2020.

The forms for Bricks, Benches and Tables can be downloaded and mailed to us, or fill out the webform below.  For additional questions, please contact us at 651-288-4325.

2020 Brick Form ($250)

2020 Bench Form ($2,500)

2020 Table Form ($5,000)

These 8” x 8” bricks can feature family names, fair memories, logos* and much more and are placed on the east side of the Grandstand in the brick plaza.  The deadline to have a brick placed for the 2020 State Fair is July 1st, 2020.

*Any art including logos may be subject to an additional $50 charge.

Brick Text
Bricks have room for six lines of text with up to 15 characters, including spaces, in each line. If you are unsure about your brick text, please type 'Will Send Later' in Line 1. Bricks are placed in the Grandstand brick plaza.

Recognition benches are a fantastic way to honor loved ones or memories at the Minnesota State Fair.  With a $2,500 contribution, you can personalize the back of one 8 foot bench with 14 characters including spaces.  A 8.5" x 7" plaque can also be affixed to the back of the bench for no additional charge.  We invite business names or logos to be included on the plaque. However, text on the backrest may not include business names or advocacy messages. The Minnesota State Fair Foundation reserves the right to edit or reject submissions. To ensure accuracy, a certificate will be mailed for confirmation. The deadline to have a bench placed for the 2020 State Fair is June 1st, 2020.

Benches can be personalized with up to 14 characters of text including spaces.
Plaque Text
One tamper-proof sign is also attached to the Bench. Plaques have room for five lines of text with up to 21 characters, including spaces, in each line. Any photos for the plaque should be emailed to info@msffoundation.org If you do not wish to have a plaque on your bench, please type 'No Plaque' in Line 1.

Recognition tables are a fantastic way to honor loved ones or memories at the Minnesota State Fair! Tables are placed in one of three zones on the fairgrounds. You select the color of the table (blue, green or yellow), which determines placement. See location descriptions below. Table seats can be customized with 14 characters of text including spaces and table tops can have 2 lines of 14 characters including spaces. An 8.5" x 7" plaque can be attached to the bench for no additional charge. We invite business names or logos to be included on the plaque. However, text on the table may not include business names or advocacy messages. The Minnesota State Fair Foundation reserves the right to edit or reject submissions. To ensure accuracy, a certificate will be mailed for confirmation. The deadline to have a table placed on the fairgrounds for the 2020 State Fair is June 1st, 2020.

Table Text
Each line can have up to 14 characters, including spaces.
Table Plaque Text
One tamper-proof sign can also be attached to the table. Plaques have room for five lines of text with up to 21 characters, including spaces, in each line. Any photos for the plaque should be emailed to info@msffoundation.org If you do not wish to have a plaque on your table, please type 'No Plaque' in Line 1.