The Lake County Fair has a proud agricultural heritage.Established in 1852, it boasts a reputation of being one of the largest county fairs in the nation.Put on by the Lake County Agricultural Society, we strive to keep agriculture alive by bringing the urban and rural communities together for education and entertainment in a wholesome environment that promotes traditional family values.
Youth from surrounding communities are featured in both open and 4-H events.Livestock shows, motor sports events, family craft, agricultural and commercial exhibits as well as an outstanding carnival join to make this a highly successful event with repeated attendance of around 200,000.We are also proud to be able to provide space for 3,900 4-H youth exhibits, well over 10,000 open class exhibits, a day dedicated to Senior Citizens, a day for people with special needs, and a Pepsi can collection day to help support a local youth organization.We also offer a fair knowledge based scholarship.
We are solely accountable for all expenses: such as, premiums paid to exhibitors, cost of ribbons, trophies, grand stand shows, free entertainment and for all services performed during the fair.The profits realized from the fairs are put back into the fairgrounds as permanent improvements.We are not a government entity and do not receive any tax dollars, county or state incentives.We do not own the Lake County Fairgrounds; however, we work with the County Commissioners to care for and upkeep the buildings and grounds by providing permanent improvements.As the weather influences our event greatly, some years we are able to provide more permanent improvements than others. Some improvements we have made over the past decades include:building all livestock shelters, renovation of existing buildings, electrical and utility upgrades and paving.
We hope that you will join our proud family of fair partners in this endeavor and to help us preserve the beautiful fairgrounds for our future generations.The Lake County Agricultural Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization, but is not a 501(c)(3) charitable organization pursuant to Internal Revenue Service code and regulation, nor has it ever been.Therefore, any assistance you provide is not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.