The first Bonner County Fair was held in Sandpoint in 1927, with 20 communities participating. The fair was held at the original fair grounds at War Memorial Park. The buildings were located in the vicinity of the Bonner County Historical Society & Museum. It was in 1971 that the Fair moved to its present location.
The Bonner County Fair is a time for fun but also a time for education. The fairground is filled with exhibits, contests, food booths and various activities for all ages. Rodeo at the Bonner County Fair.
The program generally includes the following competitive exhibits: dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, dairy goats, swine, poultry, rabbits, nursery/field crops and seeds, fruits and nuts, potatoes, and vegetables. The Home Economics Department presents awards in clothing, needlework, homespun yarn, and foods. Awards are also given in the following areas:
Paintings Photography Flowers Hobbies and Crafts
Experience a glimpse of yester-year at the Bonner County Fair and Rodeo!
The Bonner County Fair provides clean, old-fashion, wholesome entertainment, which in turn provides fun for each member of any family. It affords an opportunity to reminisce about old times and to make new friends. The exhibits promote friendly rivalry among those who participate and make others want to participate.
Schedule of fees, rules and regulations and policies are available at the Fair Office. 4203 N. Boyer Road Sandpoint, ID 83864 - Mailing Address: P.O.Box 47 Ponderay, Idaho 83852
One primary objective is to help rural youth - those who are involved in 4-H and other youth organizations. The Bonner County Fair provides a place to "show" their animals or products to compare them, to compete in the selling of them, and in the process, build character and prepare these same youngsters to become the adult leaders of tomorrow.
The Bonner County Fair is successful due to the volunteers, sponsors, merchants and government. Without these citizens in our community the Fairgrounds would not be the beautiful facility it is today. The Bonner County Fair Board and Fairgrounds staff appreciates all the help from everyone.
The fairgrounds also have 92 stalls available for overnight rental, camping, and RV dump station. Reservations have to be made through the Fair Office for the use of the Horse Stalls and Camping.
Did you know that you can rent the fairgrounds for your: wedding, party, convention, auction, show, horse shows, or just about any occasion? We have buildings and grounds to facilitate almost any event. By reservation, we also can meet your winter storage needs, summer camping and we provide overnight stall rentals.
Bonner County Rodeo is looking forward to it’s second annual PRCA/WPRA rodeo event. PRCA is the highest-paying American rodeo organization in the world. It sanctions rodeos in 37 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. It’s championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In conjunction with the PRCA event, there will also be women’s barrel racing sanctioned by WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association).