There are a number of ways to show your support of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation during the State Fair:
Friends of the Fair Tent at the J.V. Bailey House
One of the highlights of our year is getting to see Foundation donors and supporters during the State Fair! You can stop by to pick up your Friends of the Fair membership benefits, look up the location of a brick or bench, enjoy light refreshments and learn more about what the Foundation is currently working on.
Buy a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book
When you buy a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book at the fair, you’re not only accessing more than $500 worth of savings but you’re also supporting the Foundation! Yes, that’s right. All proceeds from Blue Ribbon Bargain Books sold on the fairgrounds go to the Foundation.
Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are available to purchase at the State FairWear Gift Shops and Blue Ribbon Bargain Book Carts located around the fairgrounds.
Join Friends of the Fair at the Foundation Tent & the Grandstand FairWear Gift Shop
Become a Friend of the Fair during the fair at the Friends of the Fair Tent outside of the J.V. Bailey House or one of our Foundation booths located in select State FairWear Gift Shops.
Personalize a Bench or Table
There are hundreds of stories told on the fairgrounds through our bench and table program. Would you like to share yours? Stop by the J.V. Bailey House during the fair to order a bench or table.
Purchase commemorative art posters and limited-edition prints
- Posters are available during the twelve days of the fair at the State Fairwear Gift Shops, Fine Arts Center, J.V. Bailey House and Blue Ribbon Bargain Book Carts located around the fairgrounds.
- Limited-edition prints are available at the J.V. Bailey House.
- Purchase previous years’ commemorative art at the J.V. Bailey House. Click here to view a gallery of previous commemorative art.
Shop at FairWear Gift Shops
Plenty of mementos are to be found at the State FairWear Gift Shops located around the fairgrounds. While you’re shopping know that a portion of the proceeds benefits the Foundation!
Friends of the Fair Day
Friends of the Fair Day was on Sunday, September 5, 2021! Stop by the J.V. Bailey House, sport your Friends of the Fair ribbon and help us spread the word about becoming a Friend of the Fair!