Fairground History

 

The Audubon County Fairgrounds offer a variety of buildings and venues availible for fair and community use!

 

 

Swine Barn

 

Dedicated in 1999, the swine barn features over 50 easy to use pens and concrete alleys. There is a small loading dock and is convieniently attatched to the show ring. Bottle bucket calves are located here as well during the fair.

Livestock Pavillion

 

Built in 2013, the Livestock Pavillion is one of the newest building on the fairgrounds.  It has enough room for over 30 stalled cattle on the west side and a show ring on the east. All beef exhibits are housed here, with the exception of pen of three projects.

Pen of Three Barn

 

The pen of three barn is not only the location of the pen of three beef projects, but also the scalehouse.

Sheep/Goat Barn

 

All sheep and goats are placed in this barn. On the north side there is running water and hoses for bathing animals. There are entrances on both ends.

Antiques Building

 

The antiques building is the location of all open class antiques exhibits, as well as a historic fire wagon from the early 1900's. On side of the building features a walk-through garden, cared for by the C.D. Starlighters 4-H Club.

4-H Building

 

The 4-H building is where all of the 4-H static exhibits are placed during fair. The extension staff's office is also located within this venue. Around the building there are 20 garden plots that are cared for by different 4-H members as projects.

Exotic Poultry Barn

 

Formerly the concession stands, this unique square shed has been turned into a barn where many of the exotic breeds of chickens are located during the fair. There are 4 more 4-H garden plots on the north side.

Poultry/Rabbit Shed

 

This pole building is the location of the rabbits and poultry during the fair. Ducks, geese, peacocks, and pheasants are stored in caged directly outside of the building.

Horse Barns/Arenas/Shower House

 

The horses are located on the west side of the grounds. There are two walk-thru barns. The pipe-gate arena features sand as a surface, and is set up for roping.  Three wash stalls and a separate concession stand make it convinient for showmen and their families. The fair's indoor showers are also located here.

Agri-Hall

 

The Agri-Hall is the grounds' most popular building. It is air-conditioned and features updated bathrooms and a full-service kitchen. It is the location of the open class exhibits, commercial booths, and the administration office. This building can be rented out in the off-season and houses a bar.

Hoop Building

 

The hoop house is the fairground's most versatile outdoor building. It is used for the 4-H pet and dog show, kid's pedal pull and big wheel contest, pie contest, exhibitor meals, and bingo, among other activities.

Grandstand/Racetrack

 

Once the Bull Valley Speedway, the racetrack has been transformed into a very popular figure-8 track. It is also the location of the tractor pull and mud run. The grandstand is used as seating for the queen contest and children's theatre preformance.

East Concession Stand/Restrooms

 

New to the fair in 2016 is the concession stand and restrooms on the east end of the fairgrounds! The stand features two windows, and awning, and ample space for cooking and food prep. The opposite side of the building features a men's restroom and a women's restroom, with changing table.