Memorial Water Garden
Did you know that you can rent the fairgrounds for your: wedding, company party, convention, fundraiser auction, show, horse shows, or just about any occasion. We have buildings and grounds to facilitate almost any event. The fairgrounds is just the place for your event. By reservation, we also can meet your winter storage needs, summer camping, and we provide overnight stall rentals.
The fairgrounds has 92 stalls available for overnight rental. For you, we have a newly renovated campgrounds with 33 dedicated sites including restrooms with showers and a covered pavilion. Each site has water and electricity hook-ups, and there is an RV dump station out front. Reservations are recommended.
Aerial Photo of the Fairgrounds
About The Fair Board
The Bonner County Fairboard is comprised of 7 people who bring a diversity of skills, talents and professional experiences together for the common purpose: to provide a free educational opportunity for the residents of Bonner County to display (for competition) ideas/articles from their areas of expertise and interest, as well as allowing local organizations and businesses an opportunity to present their products to the public. Our Mission statement "Promote the agricultural heritage and future of the county by providing opportunities for education and entertainment, while preserving rural traditions". The members meet monthly on a regular basis to decide policy and make sound, knowledgeable decisions about the Fairgrounds and the business of the Fair. Members are appointed by the County Commissioners and serve 4-year terms, without pay. Terms are renewable, at the will of the Commissioners. The Fairboard assists the Fair Manager in setting budget, makes decisions on personnel, facility improvements, safety issues, building rentals and fair entertainment. A main concern with the Fairboard is to ensure that the fair and fairgrounds always reflect the educational and entertainment requirements and interests of our growing community.
2013 Meetings: Monday, February 4th, 6:00 pm, Monday, March 4th, 6:00pm, Monday, April 1st, 6:00pm, Monday, May 6th, 6:00pm, Monday, June 3rd, 6:00pm, Monday, July 1st, 6:00pm, Monday, August 5th, 6:00pm, Monday, September 2nd, 6:00pm, Monday, October 7th, 6:00pm, Monday, November 4th, 6:00pm and Monday, December 2nd, 6:00pm.
Bonner County Fair Board Members Bonner County Fair Staff
Tim Cary - Chairman Rhonda Livingstone - Fair Manager
Gail Curless - Vice Chairman Robert Snider- Head Groundskeeper
Roberta Knudsen - Treasurer Jenny Baker - Administative Assistant
Marj Tilley - Sargent of Arms Beverly Curtis - Janitor
Sharon Dalton Leigh-Ann Coleman - Secretary
Bonner County Junior Fair Board Members Junior Board Info:
Logan Johnson - President Duties and Responsibilities
Jenay Turnbaugh - Vice President
Ashley Dreyer- Secretary
Abigail Nelson - Reporter Aislynn Robertson
Guest Services during the Fair:
||We have 5 food Booths located in Food Booth Building and 7 outside vendors
||We have 2 wheelchairs and 1 walker, first-come basis
||Bonner County EMS, located just outside the indoor arena
||The fair office is the location where lost souls will be reunited. If someone is lost, check there.
||Fair programs, ground maps, vendor locations and general information are available in the fair office.
||Bonner County Amateur Radio Club
The Bonner County Fairboard provides creative venues for sponsors to make consumer awareness and branding opportunities available and to help sponsors achieve their goal. We can make available the marketing impact and the opportunity for your business to stand out.
In these economic times, we can offer affordable, cost effective ways to reach their market and customers. Our vibrant exposure is what Bonner County Fair and Rodeo's Sponsorship Program is all about. We offer several advertising channels; our Sponsorships provide non-traditional advertising that will provide your company with impact, exposure and other benefits that increase buying motivation, acceptance and preference. We are offering a partnership. We offer other measurable benefits; discount ticket offers, register to win promotions, advertising tags and on-site sales.
We have an assortment of Sponsorship levels to fit every marketing necessitate. We will construct the perfect sponsorship for you.
For more information call Rhonda Livingstone at (208) 263-8414
Scene from "Worlds Smallest Rodeo,”
sponsored by Panhandle State Bank and Wrangler Jeans.
Bonner County Fair
The Bonner County Fair provides clean, old-fashion, wholesome entertainment, which in turn provides fun for each member of any family. It affords an opportunity to reminisce about old times and to make new friends. The exhibits promote friendly rivalry among those who participate and make others want to participate.
In 2013 we will continue to provide contests and activities. The theme is "Dr Seuss is on the loose ". We open pre-fair by kicking off with the Bonner County Rodeo on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. Both performances will start at 7:00pm. Grand entry will introduce Miss Bonner County Rodeo 2013 Savannah Pitts and Miss Teen Bonner County Rodeo 2013 Miranda Yetter, Little Miss Rodeo2013 Sarrah Eberly. We will provide local barrel racing and muttin bustin' for your enjoyment with sign ups at the gate. Tickets are available at Sandpoint Super Drug, Les Schwab Tire Center, and the Fair Office. On Sunday, August 18th, you may enter your static exhibits from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Monday, August 19th from 8:00am-10:00 am will be for flowers only. Fair will begin Tuesday, August 20th, through Saturday, August 24th. Queen for a Day and the 2013 Fair Royalty will be announced on the Ed Brown Band Stand Tuesday, August 20th at 5:30pm. New to the fair this year is a carnival! All day ride passes are $15 avaiable for purchase in the fair office.
Ag-Ventureland Cowboy Boot Camp!
The Demolition Derby will be Saturday, August 24th, at 7:00pm with gates opening at 6:00pm. This event has sold out for the last three years, so get your tickets early. Tickets are available at Sandpoint Super Drug, Les Schwab Tire Center, and the Fair Office.
One of the Fair Board member's main objectives is to help rural youth-those who are involved in Junior Fair Advisory Board, 4-H and other youth organisations. Bonner County Fair provides a place to "showcase" communication skills, exhibit talents, display animals or products to compare them, to compete in the selling of them, and in the process, build character and prepare these same youngsters to become the adult leaders for the future. This year's community project is to have an "After Fair" at Assisted Living on Tuesday August 27th. The Junior Advisory Board will host a mini fair at the facility for the residents.
The Bonner County Fair is successful due to our support base. Our beautiful facility is due to our supporters. The Fairboard and Fairground's staff appreciates all the assistance, love and loyalty given.
In 2010, we opened a new RV Campround with 33 camp sites with power, asphalt pads and water. Restrooms with showers and a covered pavilion are also available within the campground. Cost for camping during fair is $60 and reservations are highly recommended.
The Bonner County Fair is where Memories are made. A time for reunion and reflection in an atmosphere where past meets present.
We remain to stay true to our mission statement "Promote the agricultural heritage and future of the county by providing opportunity for education and entertainment, while preserving rural traditions".
Tuesday August 20th through Friday August 23rd we are having a fundraiser for the fairgrounds. The 30-30-30 art project was created to help raise money for the fairgrounds facilities. We asked 30 local artists to contribute 30 works of art to sell for $30 each. There will be 900+ works of art available through this project. Half of the proceeds will go back to the artist, and the other half directly to the fairgrounds. This is about raising money for an entity that does so much for our community. Please come down and offer your support, and expose yourself to art!