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Main Exhibit Building

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Cattle Barn

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Swine Barn

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Goat Barn

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Holly Barn

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Rabbit Barn

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Horse Barns

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Poultry Barn

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Miniature Animal Barn

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Wildlife Building

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Food Booth Court

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Maintenance Building

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The Indoor Arena can be utilized for various venues: horse shows, 4-H Horse Judging, clinics, livestock shows, and competitions.
From November until the end of April the Indoor Arena is used by the Sandpoint Soccer Association. They have a portable playing field.

This organization has installed heaters and has upgraded the facility.
In October 2017, the fairgrounds staff remodeled the restrooms and shower areas in both the men and ladies restrooms.

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Indoor Arena-multipurpose

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Whats does the Outdoor Arena offer?

The Bonner County Outdoor Arena is a great venue for many events: horse shows, Motor Cross, Demo Derbies, Rodeos, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Ranch Sorting, Team Roping, etc.

The arena is equipped with the large covered wooden grandstands that seats 1,000, small covered wooden seating for 200, and several metal bleachers that can accommodate up too 1,000 - to 1,200 seats.

There are 6 Bucking Chutes, roping box, etc., announcers booth, office building, concession area in the breezeway, Rodeo Food booth, Odom Cantina, picnic table area, surrounded by beautiful pine trees and shrubs.

Ticket Booths are located in the front of the Grandstands.

ATM services are available.

Call the Fair Office Manager for additional information at 208-263-8414.
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Outdoor Arena

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Warm Up Arena

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Swine Arena

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Ed Brown Band Stand and Dance Area

In 2002, Ed Brown shared his vision of building a Band Shell to expand cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities in our region. Ed worked on this project until his death in 2004. He envisioned a facility for groups and organizations to utilize and share their talents with surrounding communities. In 2005, the Bonner County Fair Board constructed a Band Stand to honor Ed's work and inspire the community to come together and become involved. Each year since, Ed's family members have made improvements and donated funds to keep the Band Stand a wonderful place for our community to gather.

Ed's dream to provide an enjoyable area to perform or listen to music, plays, or dance troops continues to bring entertainment. His dream lives on!


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Ed Brown Band Stand and Dance Area

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The Memorial Water Garden is an area where you can relax and reflect on memories, listen to the sounds of falling water into the pond, see lush greenery, and depending on the time of year smell the lilacs, enjoy vibrant colors of a variety of flowers and soak up the warmth of the summer sun rays. In the winter, the Memorial Water Garden is still and area for sitting and remembering. The pond is not operating from October -April.

This area is a memorial to members of our community that were involved and/or continued to the fairgrounds and fair.

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Memorial Water Garden

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Gazebo is available all year long

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EMS services are available during Fair time

We are proud to have the Bonner County Emergency Management Services on the fairgrounds during fair.
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Emergency Medical Services Building

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RV Campgrounds

The Bonner County RV Campgrounds is open April-October with water, electrical, picnic tables and restrooms. The Campground is a beautiful, spacious area with 32 sites.

Our overnight campground spaces are $25 per night, with a limit two weeks (14 days), and subject to availability. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required when making reservations. Call the Camp Host at 208-304-2890 to check availability.

From October-April, Winter camping is limited.
No water hookup or sewage is available, just electricity.

Reservations are recommended, especially during the busy season between April-October. During the busy summer season, the campground will be closed to the public for specific events. Call Camp Host at 208-304-2890 for questions & reservations.

During the Winter months between October-April, please call and leave a message with our Fairgrounds Manager Bob Snider at 208-263-0784.


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Campground Details

Enjoy the peacefulness of our campground!
This beautiful space is within walking distance to the City of Ponderay. Nearby, you will find a laundromat, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and a shopping mall complete with a theater (Bonner Mall Cinemas).

We have FREE public transportation to Ponderay and downtown Sandpoint, the "Spot Bus."
The campground has sunny and shaded areas.
$25.00 per night, reservations are recommended.

There are:
32 RV sites, ranging from 42' to 47'.
Water hook ups only from April-October.
Power hook-ups:
50 amp, 30 amp, and 20 amp.
Hot showers and Restrooms.
*During Winter months, showers are located at the West end of the Food Booths, not in the RV Campgrounds.

Pavilion:
2 BBQ's
We have a Dump Station on the fairgrounds.

WiFi available.
Please see map of campgrounds to select a site, and call the Camp Host at 208-304-2890 with any questions.
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