Our application forms are now available as fillable forms online for convenience. These forms can be completed online, saved, printed, and sent via mail, email, or fax to myself. New applicants are required to complete the entire application and present CURRENT, COLOR photos of proposed space presentation.
Our Concessions Manual, Rules & Regulations Manual, and insurance instructions are also available for your convenience. The manuals provide a great deal of information concerning our Fair and will help answer many of your questions. Minor updates and corrections are made from time to time. We will attempt to notify all concessionaires of any major changes and we will note the date that the manual was updated online.
April 30, 2020
Good afternoon from The Delaware State Fair’s Concessions Department:
We hope that you and your family are well during these very challenging and unpredictable times.
As we make our way into May, I want all of you to know that we are still planning for the 2020 Delaware State Fair which runs from Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, August 1, 2020.
A lot is happening on the COVID-19 front as the states of Florida, Georgia and even parts of California begin to re-open their parks, beaches, restaurants, amusement parks/attractions, and other commercial activities. We have it on good advice that elected and public health officials from Delaware are watching these roll-outs very carefully as Delaware fast approaches its own commencement of Phase 1 of re-opening our state’s economy.
Just how quickly Delaware will move through the first two phases and gets to Phase 3 is anyone’s guess, however, we have been encouraged to continue to plan for this year’s fair and to recognize that there will be public health restrictions imposed on our ability to open in late July.
One important bit of news that I want to relay to you is the Fair’s decision to cancel all of the grandstand concerts and shows during this year’s Fair. As all of you are very familiar with our show set up in the M&T Bank grandstand, we must all agree that between the pit, track, stadium and grandstand seating, there is no possible way for those shows and concerts to go on and for our patrons to effectively practice safety and health-conscious distancing under current and future public health guidance consistent with what the President and Governors describe as “Phase 3 Rollout”.
A copy of our press release announcing the continuation of our planning process and the need to cancel the grandstand shows can be viewed by clicking here.
We hope that you are still planning to be a part of our Fair this year. If your plans have already changed or might possibly change in the future, please be aware that The Delaware State Fair stands ready to issue a full refund of all deposits and fees paid to date. No matter whether your reason(s) for pulling out is health or financially related, rest assured, you will receive a full refund. Additionally, should you make the decision not to participate in this year’s Fair, we intend to make sure that you receive an opportunity to rejoin us in 2021 in the same spot or location that you occupied last year. Refund requests will be issued within two weeks and will follow your initial payment method (credit card or fair check).
Please call me at 302-398-7005 or email me email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to cancel your contract and receive a full refund.
Robin Rockemann, Concessions Manager
This online information is made available through portable document files (.pdf). To download any .pdf, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer. If you need assistance completing any forms, please call Kate at (302)398-3269 ext. 415.
Note: Delaware State Fair, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any application/contract it receives for exhibit or concession space based on the selection process criteria or for ANY other reason it deems appropriate.
Please return ALL documentation to:
Robin Rockemann, Concessions Manager
Delaware State Fair, Inc.
P.O. Box 28 Harrington, DE 19952