The Lorain County Fairgrounds has buildings, barns, and grounds to facilitate almost any event.
The buildings and grounds are frequently rented for wedding receptions, graduation parties, conventions, auctions, and more! Package deals are available for rental of multiple buildings and grounds areas. All rentals require a deposit, refunded upon satisfactory clean-up of the rented area. Alcohol is permitted. You must provide your own catering.
For a rental contract, pricing not listed, or more information, please call the office or e-mail [email protected]. If we send you out a contract, we will hold the date for you and you will have ten business days to put a deposit on that contract. If the deposit is not sent, the date will be released. Deadlines will be specifically noted on the contract. Check the calendar below to see if the date and building you want to reserve is available.
FAIR HALL – BUILDING 19 – PRICING (tables and chairs included)
Friday or Saturday – $500/day (plus $250 security deposit)
Sunday – Thursday – $300/day (plus $250 security deposit)
Friday at noon thru Sunday at noon – $700 (plus $300 security deposit)
Draperies to cover doors – $50 (see second picture in slideshow of Fair Hall decorated)
Security deposit needed to hold date and held until after event
Rental fee due 90 days before date or 10% late fee penalty assessed
Fair Hall has bathrooms and a kitchen area (sink, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pots – no working stove) – see our Facebook page under the photo album “Fair Hall – Decorated” for decorating/set-up ideas. Holds 500+ – for a reception with tables set up for a buffet and dancing, it comfortably holds 350-400. No air-conditioning. Approximately 6,000 square feet (120′ long / half is 60′ wide, the other half is 45′ wide where kitchen extends out with an 11′ high ceiling). 260 steel chairs, 100 wooden chairs, 32 5′ round tables, 12 6′ rectangular tables, and 18 8′ rectangular tables included to use for your event.
THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT MAY 1 – OCTOBER 15 ONLY:
BUILDING 11 – $200 per day (plus $100 security deposit) – seats approximately 250 – does not include tables and chairs; no bathrooms (must rent bathrooms)
BUILDING 17 (60′ x 100′) & 23 (50′ x 120′) – $200 each per day (plus $100 security deposit) – each seats approximately 250 and includes 8′ rectangular tables and chairs; no bathrooms (must rent bathrooms)
ADD-ON PACKAGE – Friday at noon thru Sunday at noon for Building 11, 17 or 23 – $100 (plus $50 security deposit)
RESTROOMS – $125 per day (plus $100 security deposit)
DAIRY BARN (#02) AND SHOW BARN (#04) – $200 per day – $100 extra for Friday noon thru Sunday noon – does not include tables and chairs – no bathrooms included (must rent bathrooms)
ALL OTHER BARNS – $150 per day – $100 extra for Friday noon thru Sunday noon – does not include tables and chairs – no bathrooms (must rent bathrooms)
AVAILABLE TO RENT WITH BUILDING RENTALS (no outside rentals)
WOODEN CHAIRS @ $1.00 each
FAIR BENCHES @ $5.00 each
PLASTIC 8′ RECTANGULAR TABLES @ $5.00 each
PLASTIC 8′ ROUND TABLES (16) @ $5.00 each
PLATFORM (Barn 2 & 4 only) @ $50.00
HORSE RING A OR B – $200 per day; PONY RING (outside fair office) – $100 per day
VETERANS SIDE OF VETERANS & EMS BUILDING – $125 per day (plus $100 security deposit) – seats 60-75 set up for tables and chairs; one bathroom; tables and chairs included (8′ rectangular tables with wooden chairs); NO kitchen, sink, or refrigerator
PAVILION ONE (behind grandstand) – $100 per day including grassy area around pavilion (must rent bathrooms); includes 25 picnic tables
PAVILION TWO (in front of Veterans & EMS Building) – $50 per day (must rent bathrooms); includes 10 picnic tables
FOOD PAVILION (next to Building 17) – $50 per day (must rent bathrooms); includes 14 picnic tables
Minimum $100 security deposit per each area/building or barn/ring rented
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