The concessions and exhibits department is responsible for selecting concessionaires and exhibitors for the annual 12-day exposition (Please note: The 2020 Minnesota State Fair is canceled. 2021 dates: Aug. 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6). If you are interested in making a food or non-food presentation at the Minnesota State Fair, please print out and complete a registration form and mail it back to us to formalize that interest. Registrations are accepted all year and are considered as licensing opportunities become available.
If you have questions, please contact our concessions & exhibits staff at 651-288-4456.
Thank you for your interest in making a commercial exhibit or concession presentation at the Minnesota State Fair. You may download/print a registration form to formalize your interest. There is no deadline for registration return. Be sure to include photos of your booth and information regarding your product(s) and/or service(s). All submissions become the property of the Minnesota State Fair and will not be returned.
Once we receive your registration, we will confirm its receipt and ask that you be patient. Your confirmation letter will be the only correspondence you receive from us, unless a licensing opportunity presents itself. The staff reviews each registration annually, and your submission will be maintained in our files for three years from the date of its receipt. There is no need to register every year.
The process is very competitive. Each year, many registrations are considered for a limited number of licensing opportunities. The Minnesota State Fair does not maintain a waiting list. As licensing opportunities become available, appropriate license registrations will be selected from the pool of registrations submitted.
If you have questions, contact our concessions & exhibits staff at 651-288-4456
License fees are determined by the type of activity for which one is licensed and on the size and location assigned by the sales division. The rates below are for the duration of the 12-day exposition.
License fees are subject to change and cover most usual and ordinary costs, with the exception of electric connection and consumption, utility assessments, insurance, outside gate admission charges for personnel and vehicles and any other extraordinary costs. (The State Fair does not issue outside gate passes of any kind and has a mandatory commercial general liability insurance coverage requirement.) Any individual (of legal age), organization, association, corporation or partnership may submit a commercial space registration.
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Registrations are accepted all year. There is no deadline for their return.