The Clarke County Fair is a rich tradition that dates back to the early 1900’s. It has always been a place for families to connect and bond. Its Board places a special emphasis on providing quality education and enrichment opportunities for area youth.
The Clarke County Fairgrounds and Event Center has been an exciting, growing venture in South Central Iowa. The facility is poised to develop into a premier year-round entertainment venue for local, state and regional organizations, including livestock and machinery shows, judging contest, flea markets, craft shows, camper rallies, races, and jamborees.
The fairgrounds continue to evolve into a complete facility consisting of:
- Event Center
- Outside Arena
- Grandstand area with 300’ track
- Horse Barn
- Cattle Barn
- Hog Barn
- Sheep Barn
- Playground equipment area
- Restroom Facilities
- 60 unit Campground
- Free Wi-Fi
The Event Center is the newest addition to the fairgrounds. The building has 9500 square feet of space and is estimated to seat 400 in the main meeting room. It is ideal for wedding receptions, family reunions, meeting, craft shows, trade shows etc.
Events held at the new facility include:
- Iowa Rodeo Cowboy Association (IRCA) Finals
- Circuit Stop-Iowa High School Rodeo Association
- Tractor Pull
- Pickup Pull
- Household Auctions
- Small Animal Auctions
- Receptions: Graduation, weddings, meetings, & partys
Events such as these impact local entities such as hotels and motels, gas stations, restaurants and retail stores.
Contact us for more information.
Events Center Manager,
Verla Cole: 641-414-4640
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