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About the Fairgrounds

The San Juan County Fairgrounds house the County Fair; host programming from 4-H and Island Rec; and accommodate a wide range of special events. The Fairgrounds, which operate year-round, have facilities for the fair, pubic-use rental facilities, a family park and skate park, group camping, and RV sites. The fairgrounds are managed by a full-time Fair & Events Manager, a Grounds/Facilities Worker, a part-time Program Coordinator, and several seasonal and short-term staff members.

2018 Master Plan

The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, which was last updated in 2012, provides a roadmap for developing and operating the fairgrounds in a manner that is responsive to County residents and focuses on long-term economic sustainability. Beginning in summer 2018, a new planning process is underway to answer several important questions, including:

  • What are the existing conditions on the site?
  • How should the fairgrounds be improved?
  • What are the historical and cultural significance of the fairgrounds to County residents?
  • What kinds of new or expanded uses should be considered?
  • How should recommended improvements be implemented and funded?

Latest News

San Juan County residents ages 13-21 are invited to take our “Teen Survey” which will be open until October 14th. One respondent will be chosen at random to receive a $30 Amazon gift card. Details below.

The first round of survey results are in! Approximately 300 individuals responded to the online survey or completed the tablet survey at a recent pop-up event. You can review the results here.

Representatives from the planning team were present throughout the Fair to collect public input on ideas for the Fairgrounds Master Plan. Dozens of individuals stopped by our booth in the Main Building to share their favorite Fair memories, document the history of the fairgrounds, and express their ideas for new or expanded uses at the fairgrounds. All of the input provided will be used to help develop a list of Master Plan priorities that will be vetted with the Fair staff and Board, the County Council, and the general public. A formal draft of the Master Plan is expected for release in the late fall.

Survey

We want to hear from the youths of San Juan County! San Juan County residents ages 13-21 are invited to take our “Teen Survey” which will be open until October 14th. One respondent will be chosen at random to receive a $30 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced by October 31st. Participation in the raffle is optional. Share your thoughts and take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJCF-MP18

Provide Your Input

Check back each month to review the planning progress. Later this fall, the draft Master Plan will be posted for public review and comment.

Please e-mail general comments or questions to DonaW@sanjuanco.com