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New! Market your Company at the MNLA Garden at the Fair

Over 1 million people visit the State Fair every year. This year MNLA companies have an opportunity to purchase a shift and market their companies to the many possible customers who visit the garden during the 12 days of the Fair.

8/21/2014 to 9/1/2014
When: 8/21/2014
3-hour shifts are available from 9am to 9pm
Where: MNLA Display Garden at the Minnesota State Fair
Outside the Northwest corner of the Ag-Hort Building at the corner of Carnes and Underwood
Contact: Susan Flynn

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NEW!  Market your Company at the MNLA Garden
During the Minnesota State Fair
August 21 – September 1, 2014

PURPOSE of the MNLA Garden at the Minnesota State Fair:
  • Provide MNLA members the opportunity to promote their companies
  • Educate the public about aspects of the green industry 
  • Provide awareness and promotion of careers in horticulture
 Why Purchasing a Shift at the MNLA Garden is GOOD for your Business:
  • It’s an incredible marketing tool — Over 1.7 million people visit the Fair every year.  
  • Purchasing a shift at the Garden is an opportunity to connect with many potential customers. You can wear your company apparel, pass out business cards, and make a lasting impression!
  • It’s a team-building experience — A shift or entire day in the Garden is a fun opportunity for you and your employees to work together to represent your company and enjoy a day at the Fair.  
  • You will connect with the public and give a face to the green industry.  It helps the entire industry when we educate the public, answer their landscaping and plant questions, and promote careers in horticulture.
Shift Information:  
  • Four 3-hour shifts are available each day of the Fair:  9:00am–12:00 noon; 12:00 noon–3:00pm; 3:00pm – 6:00pm; and 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Shifts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  One company per shift only (may share with a school).

Investment:  $300 per shift; $550 per half day (two consecutive shifts); $1000 for a full day.

Garden Prep Requirement:

  • Companies will donate a minimum of four man hours of labor per 3-hour shift or equivalent product deemed necessary by the Designer/Project Manager. 
Your Company will Receive:
  • Five State Fair admission tickets and one free parking pass (per shift purchased).
  • A sign with your company name and logo will be displayed during your shift(s) in the Garden.
  • An area of 4 feet wide by 3 feet high of lattice/trellis will be available for your company to create a display of photos and/or designs of company work. 
Click here for a shift schedule - and sign your company up today!



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