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About The Linn County Fair Association

The mission of The Linn County Fair Association is to provide opportunities for 4-Her’s, FFA members and the youth of Linn County to showcase their accomplishments and talents in a safe family atmosphere while providing activities, entertainment and learning opportunities to the diverse citizens of Linn County and guests.

Our goal as The Linn County Fair is provide cost effective entertainment & educational activities for the guests of The Linn County Fair. This includes free gate and parking for all attendees.

The Linn County Fair and the many other events held on The Linn County Fairgrounds would not be possible without the many dedicated and hard-working volunteers. The planning and organizing of these events occurs year round. In 2017, fair volunteers logged 7,638 hours volunteering for The Linn County Fair and other events associated with The Linn County Fair Association.

For several days in June, The Linn County Fairgrounds is home to carnival rides, grandstand events, livestock shows, and many other fair themed activities; but for the other 359 days of the year, The Linn County Fairgrounds is home to public and private events. The public and private events held on The Linn County Fairgrounds include events such as weddings, 4-H workshops and events, educational events, business meetings and business workshops. Many of the events held on The Linn County Fairgrounds are hosted in the Lynn Dunn Memorial building. The Lynn Dunn Memorial building, or LDM, was officially opened in the fall of 2014, and is one of the major reasons that the fairgrounds
is accessible year-round.

The Linn County Fair Association works with many partners and organizations to host a multitude of community based events on the fairgrounds. The Lynn Dunn Memorial building has provided the communities of Linn County with an alternative event facility option. The Lynn Dunn Memorial building can house around 500 persons and can host events that smaller venues in the area cannot.

The Linn County Fair Association has also partnered with, and hosted other events, including a Blue Grass Festival every August, an MDA Fundraiser and a Trunk or Treat event our community.

The Lynn Dunn Memorial building will be celebrating it’s 4th anniversary in 2018 and is a catalyst for the fairground’s year-round usage. The building has filled a need in the community and is seeing rentals from all over Linn County. The need for the Lynn Dunn Memorial building has been so successful that between the months of May and November there in rarely a weekend that the Lyn Dunn Memorial building is not occupied.

The Linn County Fair Association has been able to reach all residents of Linn County and surrounding areas by continuing to offer free gate admission to the Linn County Fair as well as free parking. In addition to the Linn County Fair, the fairgrounds provide a diverse range of educational events reaching rural and urban residents of the county.

The Linn County Fair Association is made up of the Fair Board and the Associate members. There are 18 Fair Board Members who are elected by the Fair Association to run for three year terms. To be eligible to run for a Board Member, an individual must be an Associate member for three years. To become an Associate member, click here.

Association Officers

Albert Martin
President and Vendor Manager
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Jennifer Dunn
Vice President
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Kim Harford
Secretary and Security
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Deb Zumbach
Treasurer and Rental Manager
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Board Members

Dan Abel
Yon Abel
Charlie Bach
Bud Blackford
Kris Blackford
Susan Clarke
Kathy Clemens
Tim Clemens
Jenn Dunn
Steve Enabnit
Kim Harford
Albert Martin
Justin Martin
Stephen Martin
Ryan Sieck
Heidi Steffen
Deb Zumbach

Associate Members

Aaron Balderston
Kevin Banasik
Bret Blackford
Dana Blackford
Leann Bowman
Mike Clemens
Jean Dunn
Mike Eilers
Logan Graham
Anita Haugenbury
Molly Hogan
Jesse Martinson
Judie Martinson
Brandy Meisheid
Michael Meisheid
Mary Michels
Britt Nielsen
Lori Osterkamp
Dave Paris
Josh Rich
Sara Ries
Carrie Robertson
Joel Rochleau
Bill Sloan
Cletis Sloan
Kyle Sloan
Chad Steffen
Allison Zumbach
Louie Zumbach


Tris Langdon
Ron Pflughaupt

We have grown by 480% since 2006!

  • June 22nd -June 27th, 2016: Estimated 36,000
  • June 24th -June 29th, 2015: Estimated 39,000
  • June 25th -June 30th, 2014: Estimated 41,000
  • June 26th -July 2nd, 2012: Estimated 38,000
  • July 6th -11th, 2011: Estimated 35,000
  • July 7th -12th, 2010: Estimated 25,000
  • July 8th-13th, 2009: Estimated 21,000
  • July 11th-17th, 2008: Estimated 16,000
  • July 6th-12th, 2007: Estimated 12,500
  • July 7th- 13th, 2006: Estimated 7,000

Learn More About The Fair

Click on the video to find out more about the fair and what it has to offer our community!