Century Farms

The Century Farm recognition program, sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau, recognizes farms that have been in continuous ownership by a family for 100 years or more. Since the program began in 1976, over 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized. Each year, Century Farm recipients receive an outdoor sign designating the farm as a "Century Farm" and a certificate signed by the governor of Minnesota and presidents of the Farm Bureau and Minnesota State Fair. Applications for the 2015 Century Farm program are available for download on the right or may be requested via email by contacting

Outstanding Senior Citizens Award

Two Minnesota seniors will be recognized as Minnesota’s Outstanding Senior Citizens on Seniors Day, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell. Out of a pool of nominees from each county in the state, winners are chosen for their outstanding commitment to community service since reaching the age of 65. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and the Federation of County Fairs. For more information, click here.

50 Year Award

The 50 Year Award is presented annually to individuals who have actively participated in the Minnesota State Fair for 50 years. Recipients are honored in a special award ceremony and their names are added to a permanent plaque located in the fair’s Administration Building. An application may be requested at

Bricks, Benches & Tables

Placing a personalized brick, bench, or table on the fairgrounds is a great way to honor loved ones and share your love for the Minnesota State Fair with friends, family, and nearly 1.8 million annual fair guests. These items are benefits of joining the State Fair Foundation Friends of the Fair membership program at the Blue Ribbon ($250) level or above. Friends of the Fair support the Foundation’s mission to preserve and improve State Fair buildings, grounds, and educational experiences. Click here for more information.


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