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2021 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book Application

Hello Minnesota State Fair Vendor!

If you received an email inviting you to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book (BRBB), you are in the right place.

Fill out application

Before completing the application, please read the following information and instructions carefully.

  1. To view the application, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher. If you do not have Acrobat Reader or have an older version, you may download the most current Acrobat Reader.
  2. After you open the application, before you begin filling it out electronically, you must first save the application to your computer with your vendor name in the document name (e.g. TimsTaters21.pdf) before you begin filling it out.
  3. Fill it out in its entirety. (Note: You will be able to fill in the fields, save and come back to it later, and make any changes as needed.) If you prefer, you may print out a blank application and handwrite your information.

Return the application in one of the following ways*:

  • Email the completed application as an attachment to:
  • Scan both sides (or take a photo of each side) and email to:
  • Print out and mail to: Minnesota State Fair, Marketing Dept., 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108-9943

*Dropping off your application at the fairgrounds is not possible this year because our offices are currently closed to the public.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (This is not a postmark deadline.)

Note: We receive many more applications than the amount of space we have available in the book. Each year, we produce a book that includes great values and a mix of products/services and fairgrounds locations. Prior inclusion does not guarantee your deal(s) will appear in the 2021 book. If you applied for the book in 2020, regardless of whether or not you were accepted, you must reapply for 2021. This year, in order to work within a more condensed printing and delivery timeline and to save on printing and paper costs, the 2021 book will have 100 coupons instead of the usual 150 coupons

You will receive an email by the end of April indicating whether or not your offer has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book.

Thank you for being part of the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

Lara Hughes
Marketing & Communications Supervisor
Minnesota State Fair Marketing Department