Delaware State Fair
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Concert FAQs (M&T Bank Grandstand & Quillen Arena)
Inclement Weather Policy
Guest using wheelchairs may enter by way of track or M&T Bank Grandstand entrances. For further information, call (302) 398-5020.
Admission to the Fair
Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts. Concert tickets do not include admission to the fair.
Box Office Questions
Cameras and Recording Devices
Still photography, audio, video, unauthorized drones, or any professional recording equipment is not allowed in the Grandstand.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all fair visitors, the Delaware State Fair prohibits unauthorized operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicle on or above the Delaware State Fairgrounds. This includes all UAVs, commonly known as “drones,” regardless of commercial or recreational purpose. Any UAV(s) observed at or near the Delaware State Fairgrounds will be reported to local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration.
ATM’s are located throughout the grounds.
Food, Drink and Artist Merchandise
Drinks and artist merchandise are available for purchase within the Grandstand venue. Coolers are not permitted to be brought into the M&T Bank Grandstand.
M&T Bank Grandstand and Clubhouse ticket holders may enter the seating area through the main doors of the M&T Bank Grandstand. Stadium, Track and PIT ticket holders may enter the venue on the East side of the M&T Bank Grandstand. All patrons are subject to search. (Wheelchair patrons see “Accessible Seating.”)
Tickets for Grandstand events are non-refundable. In the event of a show cancellation where M&T Bank Grandstand Tickets are refunded, Gate Admission tickets will not be refunded. Customers are not required to purchase Gate Admission at the time of purchasing Grandstand Event Tickets. Questions should be directed to the Delaware State Fair Box Office (302) 398-5020.
All paid M&T Bank Grandstand show seating is reserved, unless advertised as general admission. Seating consists of plaza seats.
Permanent restrooms are located inside the M&T Bank Grandstand (second floor), Murphy’s Sports Bar and at the base of the Stadium Seating entrance. Temporary restrooms are located left and right of the main stage. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Secondary Ticket Market
Sign Language Interpreters
Sign language interpreters are available upon request for all paid M&T Bank Grandstand shows with 14 days notice required. Please call (302) 398-5020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interpreter.
Smoking is not allowed in the M&T Bank Grandstand seating areas. Smoking is allowed outside the venue. Ask any usher for further direction.
All patrons must be prepared to produce ticket at the request of State Fair personnel. Please retain tickets until the conclusion of the performance.
Please be aware that all shows including concerts, rodeo and demo derby performances in the M&T Bank Grandstand are held rain or shine. Please be aware that umbrellas are not allowed. The pit, track, and bleacher/stadium seating areas are not covered. The M&T Bank Grandstand and Clubhouse seating areas are the only areas that are covered. Only dangerous weather conditions at show time will delay a show or cause it to be cancelled. Severe weather at show time could cause a show to be delayed.
Who Needs a Ticket
Anyone entering the M&T Bank Grandstand must have a ticket regardless of age. Children must have a ticket and are not permitted to sit on an adults lap.
Will Call Information and Policies
Purchasing Concert Tickets for the 2021 Delaware State Fair Summer Concert Series (Delayed Seat Assignments)
Being able to attend a concert or show in the M&T Bank Grandstand in July is an important part of the annual Delaware State Fair experience. With the initial appearance of the COVID-19 virus back in March, we had to make the tough decision to cancel all of the M&T Bank Grandstand shows for the 2020 Fair.
We are planning to offer a full lineup of entertainment in the M&T Bank Grandstand for the 2021 Fair. All the acts and artists have been booked and we are anxious to announce who they all are on Wednesday November 11th at 7:00PM on the Fair’s Facebook Live.
Tickets go on sale Friday November 20th at 12 Noon at www.delawarestatefair.com
These are challenging times as we carefully and safely navigate outside our homes.
Due to the uncertainty of what precise public health guidance will be in place in July 2021 and how that translates into where specific seats will be located in a yet to be determined socially distant concert seating configuration, the M&T Bank Grandstand ticket buying process will definitely be different this year. The biggest change will be the Fair’s need to implement “delayed seat assignments”. Here’s how this will all work:
5. On or before July 8, 2021 you will receive a second email from the Fair’s ticketing system (email@example.com). This email is very important and will notify you of your specific seat assignment (section, row and seat) and will contain a link for you to use to access your specific tickets. At that time, you will have the option of printing the tickets or saving them to your digital wallet. If you purchased gate admission passes or VIP parking for the night of the show, those tickets or passes will also be made available to you to print or upload to your digital wallet at that same time. Remember, your ticket purchase became final at the time of purchase. Your dissatisfaction regarding the specific assignment of section, row and seat numbers is not an acceptable basis for a refund or exchange.
BLIPPI THE MUSICAL - Will Stevin John be in the live show?
Stevin John is not in the live show. Blippi was always envisioned as a character. Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets.
SEATING CHARTS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 7 JUNE 12TH QUILLEN ARENA CONCERTS
M&T BANK GRANDSTAND CONCERT SEATING
M&T BANK GRANDSTAND DEMO DERBY SEATING
QUILLEN ARENA CONCERT SEATING