The Boone County Fair Association Board of Directors has announced a major fundraising campaign to refurbish the 50 year old grandstand at the fairgrounds, It is being called “The Boone County Fair Grandstand Rejuvenation Project”. Here's how you can double your donation this month.


According to Board President Lyle Lee “The time has come to give some needed attention to this hard working grandstand”   The 2000 seat grandstand has held some great audiences over the years enjoying a wide variety of entertainment from Loretta Lynn twice to George Jones to Blake Shelton.  Not to mention the tractor pulls, harness races, demo derbies and such.

     The Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization receiving no government funds from the city or county with limited funds from the State which go towards the premiums paid to the exhibitors.   Any donations toward this project will be tax deductible.

If they can raise $20,000 by December 31, 2014, The Boone County Fair will received a pledge that will match it.

One hundred percent of the monies donated will go toward the rejuvenation of this icon of the fairgrounds.   The project will include improving the entire structure with new aluminum kick boards, aluminum walking planks, a fresh paint job and some new fencing.  

Boone County Fair Photo

The fair association is looking to raise $114,000 to complete the project.   All donors will be acknowledged on a sign to be hung on the back of the grandstand. 

If you would like to contribute to the “BCF Grandstand Rejuvenation Project” call the fair office at 815-544-2900 any Monday or Wednesday from 8am to 4pm or mail your donation to BCF Assn., PO Box 456, Belvidere, Il  61008.   Write “Grandstand Project” on the envelope.