The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair, now a private enterprise, continues to build and evolve based on the legacy of the original Michigan State Fair, which debuted in Detroit in 1849.
It was one of the first statewide fair events to take place in the United States.
The Fair moved permanently to its home at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on 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. The 2013 Michigan State Fair was produced by a private entity, and presented with Fifth Third Bank as the Title Sponsor. The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair continued the Fair’s deep commitment to the ongoing development and support of agriculture, small business 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 — with no support from the tax-payer.
The State Fair provides the opportunity to reach millions of people of diverse ages, ethnicity, and interests. We have approximately 215,000 square feet of indoor space allocated for promoting and selling products or services.
10 Reasons to rent exhibit space at the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair:
#10 Direct Retail Sales
#9 Build valuable mailing lists
#8 Teach and demonstrate the benefits of your products
#7 Get samples direct into the hands of our Fair-goers
#6 Promote deals in coordination with local retailers of your product line
#5 Build brand awareness and increase product sales and awareness
#4 Develop leads for sales follow ups
#3 Drive in-store traffic
#2 Acquire market research from questionnaires or contest entry forms
The #1 reason to be a part of the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair is all of the Media.