105th Annual Free Fair
August 1-6, 2017
A lot goes into the fair. Lots of volunteers, lots of vendors, lots of attendees, lots of food, lots of animals, lots of exhibits, lots of cleaning, lots of electricity, lots of meetings, and lots of time.
Band Performances in the Afternoon
We are always looking for bands that would like to play on the Beer Garden Stage during the afternoon. Bands would need to provide their own sound. There would be minimal pay unless the band finds a sponsor for their concert.
If your band would like to perform in the afternoon, please contact the fair office.
Nonprofits Can Earn Money
Would your community group, church, or team like to earn some extra money? There are plenty of tasks to be peformed during the fair. Current examples
- youth groups are parking lot attendants
- a church group sells tickets for the Midway and grandstand events
- a local organization sweeps the fairgrounds and empties trash bins each morning
- a group manages the grandstand gates
- another group staffs the pull-tab booths
If your organization would like to get involved, please contact the fair office.
Merchants can rent a space (inside or outside) to promote their business, offer demonstrations, and make sales. Please use the “Merchants” link to the left for more information.
Open Class Exhibits
Would you like to submit one of your creations for judging in open class? You can enter everything from photography to baked goods, from handicrafts to livestock, or even something unique created from recycled material. You do NOT need to be a resident of Benton County. Please use the “Open Class Exhibits” link to the left for more information.
Would your business like to sponsor events or get more involved in the fair? Please use the “Sponsorship” link to the left for more information.
Do you possess a traditional skill or knowledge and are you willing to share it with the public? We are looking for persons to demonstrate or speak about our heritage. Please use the “Heritage” link to the left for more information.
Do you have ideas for improving the fair? Please contact the office with ideas.