The Boone County Fair Board hosted its first ever Fair Fundraiser Kickoff event this past Saturday, March 9th at the Community Building on the Fairgrounds. The event included a meal featuring meat donated by Whatcha Smokin' BBQ, silent and live auctions, and live musical entertainment by Casey Muessigmann. The event was publicized as an opportunity for individuals to help financially support the Fair. Specifically, the fair board stated their goal was to raise $4,000 to pay for the judges for 4-H and FFA events during the 2019 Boone County Fair. Over 250 advanced tickets were sold for the event, and over $10,000 was raised. The funds will cover the cost of all judges for this year's Fair. Additionally, it will fund the new fire alarm panel that needed replaced in the Community Building, and other facility maintenance needs. Fair Board President, Danielle Griggs, shared “I am in awe of the whole event, thank you so much for supporting the Fair!” The Boone County Fair Board would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who donated items, attended or supported the event in anyway. We could not provide the support to our 4-H and FFA youth, provide quality facilities, or put on the Fair without the support of our wonderful community. The Boone County Fair Board is a non-profit organization whose main focus is to host the annual County Fair. The 2019 Boone County Fair is scheduled from July 18-21. For updates on all Boone County Fair information visit our website, or like us on Facebook!
Can't wait till July to hang out with your "Fair Friends"!?!? Well don't wait! Plan a Fair Friend get together at the First Ever Boone County Fair Fundraiser Event!
The Boone County Fair Board invites you to join us for the first ever Fair Kickoff Fundraiser Event. Join us for an evening of great food, fun with Fair friends, silent and live auction, raffles and live entertainment by country music artist Casey Muessigman!
The goal of the evening is to raise $4,000 to help pay for all 4-H and FFA judges during the Fair.
Tickets are $25/person or $125 for a table of 6. (Tickets include meal & 2 drink tickets per person). Tickets must be purchased by March 4th. (No tickets will be sold at the door).
To purchase your ticket, mail a check to the Fair Office. (Make sure you include "Fair Fundraiser" in the memo).
Boone County Fairgrounds 1601 Industrial Park Road Boone, IA 50036
The Boone County Fair Board is excited to announce a contract has been signed with Scotts Amusements for the upcoming Fair which is scheduled for July 18-21, 2019. Scotts Amusements is a brand-new carnival company, however the rides, and owners are not new to the business or to Boone County. Brothers Rob and Russ Scott grew up in the carnival business, and most recently Russ spent the last year managing Smiths Amusements. Smith’s Amusements was owned and operated by Steve and Vikki Smith and has been known for years as one of the most reputable carnivals in the state. Smith’s Amusements might sound familiar to many Boone natives, as they operated the carnival at Pufferbilly days for years. Upon Smiths retiring from the carnival business this past year Russ and Rob purchased some of their rides and have started booking events. Rob, who lives with his wife and children near Pilot Mound, said he would like to keep things close to home. “It is my goal to stay within 100 miles of home if I can,” Rob explains. The Fair board is excited to work with Scotts Amusements, and hopes to work with them for many years in the future. “It is nice to have a carnival with a local connection, the Scott family has been in 4-H and exhibiting at the Fair for years, we are glad to work with them in this new capacity,” Fair Manager Ashley Fitzgerald explains. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Boone County Fair, and make sure to take some time at the Fair to enjoy the new carnival.
The mission of the Boone County Fair Board is to support, and promote the growth and development of the urban and rural communities of Boone County by highlighting the heritage of the community, and its ties to agriculture, industry, and businesses that are the backbone of the community. For more information about the 2019 Boone County Fair, or any events on the Fairgrounds, visit our website at www.boonecountyfairia.com.