It’s an exciting time to be engaged in the Hardin County Fair. In 2019, The Hardin County Ag Society engaged in a strategic planning process to ensure the Hardin County Fair remains the area’s premier event. This includes constructing a multi-purpose state-of-the-art structure. This structure is one that will serve as a livestock complex during the Hardin County Fair, but will also serve as a source of revenue for the society in the off-season. The structure will provide opportunity for even venue rentals and winter storage.
The Hardin County Commissioners have graciously agreed to fund the initial planning process to compose a conceptual design, as well as components like cost analysis, design, planning, etc.
“We appreciate the Commissioners’ support as we begin the process of building for the future,” said Charlie McCullough, Development committee chair. “It’s an exciting time to be apart of the Hardin County Fair Family. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but our youth and community are worth it.”
Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is nothing. We have a clean piece of paper and an opportunity. Note the conceptual drawing above. This is just one idea of what this structure could look like. We wanted to share our vision with you, our Hardin County community, and bring you along as we build this structure together for the future of our community.
We aren’t sure yet. Those numbers are currently being calculated by our partners, OHM Advisors.
The Hardin County Agricultural Society was approached by leaders in government about constructing this facility. Funds are available now, and we must act to secure said funds.
The current timeline is aggressive. We plan to begin demolition after the 2022 Hardin County Fair.
There’s no denying it. Our Show Arena is one of the most iconic, buildings on the fairgrounds, and one of the most unique show arenas in the state. The existing livestock complex will be razed. The board will find a way to honor the history of the show arena and the youth that have passed through it.
While we don’t know exactly what the new structure will look like yet, one thing is certain. There will be room to house and exhibit all livestock projects on the fairgrounds. This includes a new show arena.
We can't do this without you!
The Hardin County Ag Society invites the community to share their feedback. What do you want to see? What do you not want to see? Please let us know using the form below!