Show your love of the Minnesota State Fair by joining the Grand Champion Club- making a significant annual impact on preserving and improving the fair!
Grand Champion donors contribute $1,000 or more annually through any of our important ways to give. Throughout the year you will be invited to events that give a peek behind the scenes of the Great Minnesota Get-Together and you will receive special recognition annually on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
How can I become a 2022 Grand Champion?
To become a 2022 Grand Champion and to receive recognition as a Grand Champion at the 2022 State Fair, make a gift of $1,000 or more before August 1, 2022. You may choose to support one of our five program areas, sign up to be a Friend of the Fair at the Purple Ribbon level or above, customize a bench or table on the fairgrounds, or donate to one of our endowments or capital projects.
The Minnesota State Fair Foundation gratefully acknowledges our 375 Grand Champions who provided support in 2021. You play an important role in fulfilling our mission of helping the Minnesota State Fair continue to thrive. Thank you for enriching the unforgettable memories and traditions experienced only at the Minnesota State Fair!
Behind the Scenes Events
We love having a chance to get together with Grand Champions to explore special State Fair areas of interest. Topics have included the new North End, the history of the Princess Kay competition, Creative Activities, and many more.