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County Fair Facility Grant

The mission of the County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program is to support rural areas in Compeer Financial’s territory by funding county fair organizations as they repair fairground livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas.
County fairs enhance rural communities by bringing people of all ages together to learn and experience agriculture. This grant program is designed to help fund upgrades and repairs of fair grounds and facilities so fairs can continue to offer the best possible experience year after year.
Application Period: March 1-31. The application will be posted on this page beginning March 1.
Applicant Qualifications:

  • County fair organization located in our 144-county territory
  • Up to $4,000 of funding per fair is available for repairs or maintenance to existing livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas.
    • We do not provide funding for building fundraising campaigns.
    • If awarded, all funds must be used by the end of the current calendar year.
    • Requests may be partially funded.
    • Funds are not for debts already incurred.
  • Eligibility is determined by fairground. Fair organizations that did not receive a grant last year for their fairgrounds are eligible to apply this year. To find out if your fairground received a grant previously, click the link below.

All applicants will be notified of their status four to six weeks after the March 31 deadline.

Questions? Contact Melanie Olson. Email [email protected] or call 952-997-1255.

Press Releases

$228K Awarded to County Fairs

Mankato, MN - Tue May 23 2023

57 fairs received County Fair Facility Upgrade Grants of up to $4,000 this year, totaling $227,750 awarded.

Press Releases

64 County Fair Grants Awarded

Mankato, MN - Thu May 19 2022

Compeer Financial Awards 64 County Fair Grants.

Press Releases

County Fair Grants Awarded

Mankato, MN - Wed May 5 2021

$175K Awarded for County Fair Facility Improvements in Ill., Minn. and Wis.

Press Releases

2020 County Fair Grants Awarded

Mankato, MN - Wed Apr 8 2020

2020 County Fair Grants Awarded

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