Visit the FAIRGROUNDS WEBSITE
for complete information and event scheduling.
The Grant County Fairgrounds is located in John Day, Oregon, just a few blocks north of the downtown area. John Day and Grant County are noted for their diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, snowmobiling and many others.
The Fairgrounds location is central for seeing many of the local attractions. The Kam Wah Chung Museum, the Ranch & Rodeo Museum and the Gleason Pool are within a short walking distance, the Grant County Historical Museum is a little over a mile away, and the Malheur National Forest hiking trails and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are within 30 to 45 minutes driving distance.
The Grant County Fair is held annually on the second weekend in August.
The mission ofthe Grant County Fairgrounds is to provide opportunities in a multi-purpose venue to ensure the citizens of Grant County can participate in a variety of educational, recreational, agricultural, commercial and social activities.
The Grant County Fairgrounds is home to a variety of large and small events throughout the year. Check the Event Calendar
for upcoming productions or contact us for more information about staging your own event.
Rentals Available at the Grant County Fairgrounds
We have a wealth of facilities and options for your many needs: Weddings, reunions, large group gatherings, rallies (car, motorcycle, bike). Think of us when planning your special group activities and great events.
The Trowbridge Pavilion
Fee: $350/day plus cost of heat
The Trowbridge Pavilion is a 140' X 80' building - perfect for large events.
Pavilion Kitchen (remodeled in 2011)
Fee: $100 per day for full use
We will work with individuals who wish more limited useage
Fee: $35/day plus cost of heat
Keerins Hall is an early 1950s wood construction building measuring 120' X 40' with 3 meeting rooms and mens/womens restrooms with two showers in each.
Fee: $200 per day
80' X 120' wood bleacher seating, sawdust floor, wood const. (built late 194Os)
Newly remodeled in 2013
Has a full sound system and projector
Mister cooling system for those hot summer days
Used during fair time but will work with you if you are interested in rental
60' X 20' Storage Building (formerly show building)
Electricity, wood hinged window openings, dirt floor, and wood/metal construction.
Fee: $175/day with lights, Fri-Sun $500 with light, Mon-Thu $300 with lights, Hourly rate without light $30
150' X 175' indoor arena, water, electricity, dirt floor, clear span, metal construction (built 2002).
Outdoor Arena w/Covered Stadium Seating
Fee: $350/day without lights, $475 with lights
Wood metal construction, seats 750 including use of the following:
- Maintenance Building: 40' X 25' elect, dirt/wood floor, wood/metal const.
- Arena Restrooms: 20' X 50', 3 showers each in mens and womens restroom.
- Grandstand Restrooms: 20' X 50', mens and womens restroom.
- OutfieldlRV Park Restrooms: Cement building completed in 2009 with men and women's restroom and four unisex showers with individual entrances.
- Miscellaneous small buildings (vendor stands).
Paved parking lot in front of the main Trowbridge Pavilion is available free for all events and functions.
Additional open grass areas are $11/night including the use of the restrooms and showers for camping, carnival and other events.
The use of adjacent undeveloped land is also available upon request.
RV PARK LOCATION:
411 NW Bridge Street
John Day, OR 97845
- $27 per night includes room tax
- New restroom & shower facility
- Full hookups 20/30/50 amps
- Pull-through sites
- Pet friendly
- Sewer dump
- Tent camping $11
- Easy walk to restaurants, parks, banks, post office, new brew pub
- Open all year 541.575.1900 for Reservations
The Grant County RV Park is situated next to the John Day River and the Grant County Fairgrounds. Each site features easy access, a fire ring, picnic table and full hook-ups, all surrounded by shade trees and groomed lawns.The Grant County RV Park is only blocks from the City Park & swimming pool, downtown John Day, restaurants, shopping and travel-related goods and services, but yet still feels as if you’re in the country.This is a pet friendly RV park with a great river walk trail that was just undated in 2011 to make it a great scenic walk for family, friends and pets.
DIRECTIONS TO THE RV PARK
From the West on Hwy 26/395: Once in John Day, turn left onto Northwest Third, just east of Les Schwab. Go two blocks, take a left at Bridge Street. Take a right into the second entrance for the Fairgrounds. Look for the sign that says Grant County RV Park.
From the East on Hwy 26: Once in John Day, one block west of the stop light where Main St. and Canyon Blvd intersects, take a right on Bridge St. Continue north on Bridge St four blocks. Take a right into the second entrance for the Fairgrounds. Look for the sign that says Grant County RV Park.
RV PARK RESERVATIONS
For RV Park Reservations, please call 541.575.1900 Office Hours are Monday 7:00am-4:00 PM Tuesday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Cost $27 nightly for full hook ups, $10.80 nightly for tent camping, $15 nightly for dry camp with electrical
Kam Wah Chung Museum, Ranch & Rodeo Museum, Grant County Historical Museum, Depot Park Museum, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills, Strawberry Lake & Wilderness Area, Magone Lake, Malheur National Forest, Fishing & Hunting, 860 miles of snowmobile trails, Hiking, Biking and ATV Trails. Great roads for motorcycles, Geocache sites and the John Day Golf Course
The first Grant County Fair was held in October 1909 in John Day, Oregon on land that was donated by the Trowbridge family to the Agricultural Society for the purpose of holding a fair and race meet annually.
This was a verbal agreement until 1962 when additional adjoining land was purchased from the Trowbridges by the Grant County Court with the approval of the Grant County Fair Board.
Heather Rookstool-Board Chair
Sherry Craig Miller
Dusty Williams-Grounds Keeper