March 29, 2016
Contact: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager,
             Nicole Smith, Communications Specialist,
Phone:   608-224-0500

Friend of the Fair Program Supports Youth and Community

MADISON, WIS. – For more than 160 years, The Dane County Fair has been the family destination for everyone in the Dane County area. Theme days, 4-H and FFA exhibits, nightly concerts and special attractions provide educational opportunities and entertainment for fairgoers of all ages. To help support these programs, The Dane County Fair is launching a new Friend of the Fair sponsorship program.

“Becoming a Friend of the Fair is a great opportunity to directly support the youth and community of Dane County,” said Vicki Buening, Dane County Fair Board of Directors member and Sponsorship Committee chair. “Generous donations from local businesses and individuals is what helps the Fair succeed.”

Friend of the Fair participants will receive recognition of their support with their name – or company name – proudly displayed at all entrance gates to the Fair, in addition to a complete list on the Fair website. Monetary and in-kind donations are welcome.

The Friend of the Fair sponsorship levels are as follows:
Grand Champion Sponsor: $5,000 and above
Champion Sponsor: $1,000 - $4,999
Blue Ribbon Sponsor: $500 - $999
Red Ribbon Sponsor: $251 - $499
White Ribbon Sponsor: $250 and under

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Fair, applications are available at, or by contacting Kristin Olson at or 608-224-0500.

The Dane County Fair will be held July 20-24, 2016 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, with the theme of “Blue Ribbon Summer.” Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@danecountyfair or #BlueRibbonSummer) for more information.