A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of our Fair Kickoff Fundraiser on March 7th. Thanks to those to donated auction items, purchased tickets, bought auction items, or gave through the heads or tails game or the fund a need. We are so grateful for your support. Together we set a new record, raising $11,931 for the Fair!
Thanks to funds from the Leonard Good Trust, the Fitzgerald Charitable Trust and the Boone Community Endowment grant, the Boone County Fair Board was able to complete several improvements to the Fairgrounds in 2019. The Fairgrounds is home to over 100 events, which host over 75,000 people annually.
Improvements made by the fair board this year through grant funds included exterior renovations of the Community Building and fairgrounds sound system upgrades. The Community Building had a complete face lift which included: masonry work and tuck pointing to repair cracks in the block structure, repainting the entire building, wrapping the front awning, replacement of the overhead garage door to increase energy efficiency and also replacement of three sets of doors which included a handicap accessible push button on the main entry doors. All the improvements to the Community Building will not only help the structural integrity, but have made the building look much more aesthetically pleasing for all fairgrounds visitors. Since the fairgrounds does accommodate such a diversity of events, often times sound systems are needed for important announcements or general presentations. Funds secured through these grants allowed the fair board to replace many out-of-date, and non-working sound systems.
The Boone County Fairgrounds serves as a great asset to the City of Boone and Boone County, which makes all fairground improvements a benefit the community. The fair board is pleased with the improvements that have been made over the past year, but with any large facility, there are always new projects to take on. The fair board and fairgrounds is a non-profit organization, and all donations made are considered tax deductible. For more information about how you can help the Boone County Fairgrounds, contact the fair office.
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.