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FAIR BOARD

The Fair Board meets from February to December on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in the Fair Office Conference Room.

For any questions, please contact the Fair Director, Darcey C. Smith at 208-263-8414.
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Bonner County Fair Mission Statement

The mission of the Bonner County Fair is to provide a free educational opportunity for 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.
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Fair Policy

The 2019 Bonner County Fair will be held August 21-24, 2019. The 4-H Fair Horse Show will be held Friday, July 19 - Monday, July 22, 2019. The fair policies are set by a seven-member volunteer board that meets traditionally the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Bonner County Fair Office, as required by Idaho Code. The Fair Board is a governing board under the direction of the Bonner County Commissioners. The policies are administered by the Fair Director. The meetings are open to the public. To be placed on the agenda, call the Fair Office (208) 263-8414 at least one week prior to the meeting. Presentations to Fair Board are limited to three minutes. A response will be mailed, within seven working days following the meeting. Funding of the Bonner County Fair is partly funded from property tax funds proportioned by the Bonner County Treasurer and Fairgrounds Rentals. All booking is done by the Fair Director. The actual workings of the Fair are done by many volunteer superintendents under direction of the Fair Director and Extension Office Personnel.

A training session for superintendents is held Thursday August 15th prior to the fair at 1:30 p.m. At this time, Fair Rules and Procedures are reviewed and information on new policies will be presented. A lunch voucher for $5.00 will be given to each Superintendent to redeem at one of the Food Booth Vendors. Judges of exhibits and staff are employed by the Fair. The Bonner County Fair Book is edited by the Fair Office Manager and available prior to July 1st.

A Daily Parking Fee of $3.00 per car, per day will be charged at the gates. You may purchase a Week Parking Pass prior to opening day of the Fair for $10.00. Your Parking Pass must be displayed in the window of your vehicle and be visible. If not visible, your vehicle will be towed at your expense. During Fair, all vehicles must have a Parking Pass to enter the Fairgrounds! Half the monies collected go towards improvements on the fairgrounds and the other half to assist with High School Programs in Bonner County.
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The Economical and Social Impacts

On behalf of the Bonner County Fair and Rodeo, I am pleased to prepare an annual report about the economic and social benefits of the Bonner County fair. In addition to the economic benefits, our fairgrounds offer communities a place to gather, celebrate their heritage and reward one another for their accomplishments through competition and public recognition. Our fair also provides community groups with fundraising opportunities.

If you would like a copy of the Economical and Social Impacts, please contact the Fair Office.
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The Bonner County Fairgrounds is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint is located in the panhandle of North Idaho on the northern shores of Lake Pend Oreille and the foot of the Selkirk Mountains. There is always something happening on the fairgrounds. Rodeos, motor sports, horse shows, indoor soccer, volleyball, trade shows, fundraisers, reunions, weddings and in August the award-winning Bonner County Fair.

The fairgrounds are located less than two miles north of downtown Sandpoint and one mile east of Ponderay, the fairgrounds are within minutes from lodging, food, shopping, and Highway 95.

To book an event, please call the Fair Office at (208) 263-8414.

We have 32 dedicated campsites including restrooms, showers and a covered pavilion. Each site has water and electrical hook-ups, and a dump station is located at the front entrance to the fairgrounds. Reservations may be made by calling our Camp Host # 208-304-2890.

We have 92 horse stalls available for overnight rental, rent includes stalls bedded. Reservations are required by calling the Fair Office.

In front of the Main Exhibit Building, there is a SPOT Bus stop. The SPOT Bus provides free transportation to both Sandpoint and Ponderay several times daily, for the schedule go to www.seespotroll.com or call (208) 597-7606.
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New Fair Dates in 2019

The Bonner County Fair will be HELD August 21 - 24, 2019. The fair theme for 2019 will soon be revealed!
We have an excellent line-up of entertainers, bands, specialty acts and of course contests.
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