About This Event
You may fill out an application to be a Vendor at the Michigan State Fair, but this does not guarantee your space. You have to be accepted by management in order to be in the fair. We have a step by step process in order for any vendor to participate.
Once your application has been submitted, management will review the application and then accept or decline based on the information provided. You will receive notification 1-3 days after submitting, if you have been accepted, then you may submit the proper documents needed to participate. Once all documents have been reviewed and payment has been received, a final acceptance “all complete” notification will be sent to you regarding your space at the fair.
Vendor booth locations will not be sent out until 2-3 weeks before the Fair.
(See EXAMPLE PLAN - CLICK VIEW EVENT MAP WITH LINK ABOVE) We have booth pricing based on the location on the floor plan. Floor plan will not be released for a few more months, you may upgrade the space (if desired) depending on what is available. Once floor plan is released, the vendor then can log back onto this site and view the floor plan and make a request on which space they prefer.
Our Premium booth locations are on the main aisle leading to the outdoor midway carnival/circus and other main traffic aisles, the spaces will then reduce in pricing based on location.
Thursday, September 3rd - 10:00am - 10:00pm (Outside opens at 11:00am)
Friday, September 4th - 10:00am - 10:00pm (Outside opens at 11:00am)
Saturday, September 5th - 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, September 6th- 10:00am - 10:00pm
Monday, September 7th - 10:00am - 9:00pm
On Monday - Livestock & Agriculture Exhibition Halls A, B & C close at 5:00pm the Event Center till 7:00pm.
The Michigan State Fair, LLC, presented by Ram Trucks, is a private enterprise that continues to grow and evolve, based on the legacy of the original Michigan State Fair, which debuted in 1849. The original event was one of the first statewide Fairs to emerge in the continental USA. The State Fair moved to the Fairgrounds at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in 1905, and was staged there until 2009, when it was discontinued by a resolution of the state government, due to ongoing budget issues.
Following several years of exploratory discussions amongst local leaders and elders in the state agriculture industry, a new Michigan State Fair business model began to emerge; the only one of it’s kind in North America. The 2013 Michigan State Fair was produced as a private entity at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, with zero taxpayer funding, and Fifth Third Bank as a title sponsor. Since that time, the Michigan State Fair, A Private Entity, LLC, has continued to grow, year after year, increasing acreage at the Showplace Fairgrounds to accommodate continued expansion. The event has become a highly anticipated annual celebration of the state’s grand farming heritage and burgeoning agricultural economy.
The Michigan State Fair, LLC, now presented by Ram Trucks, is devoted to the ongoing development and support of agriculture, business entrepreneurship, and family entertainment, while preserving the legacy and beloved traditions of the original State Fair. This privately produced event carries forward all of the positive aspects of past Fairs, including substantial positive economic impact, with major charitable and community benefits, all with no burden to the taxpayer.
Female/Male Gender Split55 %45 %
Past or Current Sponsors and Vendors
The application is neither an offer nor guarantee of space.
Each indoor 10x10 booth rental includes one eight-foot skirted table, two chairs, an eight-foot back drape & three-foot side drapes, one weekend parking pass and two Vendor badges.
We DO NOT offer item and category exclusivity. Exclusivity is a Sponsorship Benefit. These opportunities are offered by the Fair Executive Director. If you are a Face Painter, Caricature Artist or if you sell Novelty Products, Management will do their best to accept only two within our interior exhibition hall and two within our exterior fairgrounds. This is not guaranteed but will be monitored. When applying please be aware that there may be other vendors selling/promoting similar or the same items/products. The Fair is not held responsible and this will be YOUR choice as a vendor choosing to apply anyway.
NO EZ UP/POP UP TENTS ALLOWED INDOORS!
We reserve the right to suspend the sale of any items or merchandise at any time for any reason. Noncompliance with a management directive will result in expulsion and removal with no refund.
Electrical and Internet is NOT included; if you are in need of these please fill out the form(s).