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171,391 guests attended the 2019 Fair

The North Carolina Mountain State Fair brings a decisive difference to marketing partnerships. Our broad appeal and sheer attendance numbers, deliver promotions that are on target, geographically as well as demographically, and on budget.
The fair’s ever-growing and loyal fan base is what makes this exhibition the “must-stop” destination for sponsors and mobile marketing units.
Our marketing campaigns are hand-tailored to meet the needs of discerning clients. As a North Carolina Mountain State Fair sponsor your fully integrated package of benefits may include:
  • Guaranteed visibility and signage
  • Display and point of sale promotions
  • Inclusion in fair publications and online
  • Full promotional rights
  • Gate ticket and parking package
  • VIP access to Sponsor Hospitality Suite
  • Much more
In its 28-year history, this high-profile 10-day fair is one of North Carolina's most treasured traditions. Families from all over the state come to the fair for the annual 10-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competition. The fair features over 300 exhibit booths including food vendors and promotional exhibits. Visitors enjoy barns full of animals, a carnival midway, more than 50 free entertainment performances and a multitude of attractions for all ages.
We invite your company to tap the sales and marketing power of the North Carolina Mountain State Fair.

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Grand Champion Sponsorship’s $25,000

  • Logo inclusion and mention in all NC Mountain State Fair advertising medium
    • $120,000+ Media Buy
  • TV, Radio, Billboards, Newspaper, Online
  • Premium Grounds Display Space (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Includes all Corporate Sponsorship benefits

Blue Ribbon Sponsorship’s $15,000

  • Exclusive Day Naming Rights (NC Education Lottery Day)
  • Customized advertising package to promote your Fair Day
  • Logo inclusion naming your company as Exclusive Sponsor for the day in daily brochure
  • Includes all Corporate Sponsor Benefits

Red Ribbon Sponsorship's $12,500

  • Facility Naming Rights (Example: Chevrolet Events Center)
  • Premium Grounds Display Space (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Includes all Corporate Sponsor Benefits

White Ribbon Sponsorship's $7,500

  • Select Entertainment Venue Naming Rights (Example: Bojangle's Extreme Illusions)
  • Includes all Corporate Sponsor Benefits

Corporate Sponsorship's $5,000

  • Premium 20 X 10 Promotional booth space indoors at the Event Center - Commercial Exhibits
  • VIP access to Sponsor Hospitality Suite including complimentary lunch. (Friday – Sunday)
  • Inclusion in more than 80,000 Mountain State Fair publications
  • Inclusion in Mountain State Fair digital media with click-through to sponsors’ website
  • Inclusion in Mountain State Fair digital signage
  • Sponsor-provided banner signage at NC Mountain State Fair gate entrances
  • Gate ticket and parking package

Mobile Marketing Units / Touring Promotional Units $1,250 per day

  • Exciting placement opportunities have been developed for touring promotional exhibits. Mobile marketing sites range in size from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet and are available anywhere from one to all 10 days of the annual exposition. Exhibits participating 6-10 days may take precedence. Discounts may be available for a commitment of 10 consecutive days.
**Customized sponsorship opportunities may be available depending on circumstances. We are eager to have you join us at the Fair!**
Contact us at 828-687-1414 extension 202

Talk is Still Cheap, But Effective: Major Study Highlights V

The real reach of events is over three times more than the actual attendance. How is this possible? Word of Mouth.
  • 98% of those exposed to a product will recommend that product to others after a positive experience.
  • Over half tell four or more people about a positive experience
  • 78% told friends and family about the event. 90% within two days. 69% mentioned the sponsor of the event
  • Nearly 50% of event participants purchased sponsoring products (especially food & drink)
  • 93% said it is OK for the sponsor to send coupons, e-mail and advertising


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