The Heritage Building that is located on the fairgrounds and is now used as our Heritage Building was built in 1916. The building was used for poultry exhibits until the new poultry building was built around 1980 give or take a year. It was then used for open class arts and crafts exhibits before being boarded up in the 1980’s. It was then used as a storage building until 2002 when a group got together to restore the building back to its original condition. The building began it’s transformation in 2002 and was open for the 2003 fair. The Benton County Historical Society along with the Benton County Master Gardeners and the Tri-County Beekeepers have been the main exhibitors in the building. There are daily demonstrations in the building during the fair from spinning to lefsa making. New exhibitors and demonstrators are wanted each year for the fair.
different crafts, arts or a way of life at the fair. We have a presentation area all ready!!
Presentations or demonstrations could include:
Whittling wood/wood carving
Use of old farm machinery
We are seeking people or groups that would be willing to put on demonstrations that
would last an hour or two, a couple of times a day or throughout the week of the fair.
If you are interested, please contact the fair office.