Mission & History

Our purpose / mission!

The mission of the Marion County Agricultural Fair Association, Inc. is to provide an enjoyable, safe, year-round, multi-use facility. One that serves the needs of the Marion County Community. With emphasis on youth education, entertainment, agriculture and recreation that enhances partnerships in building a stronger community!

Please consider supporting the Marion County Fair, by becoming a member of the Marion County Agricultural Fair Association! Annual membership dues are $15. Call or email the administration office for more information.

Organization Info

The Marion County Agricultural Fair Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.

History

The Marion County Fair was established in 1930 as a street fair in New Bethel or Wannamaker. Following several moves in the Wannamaker area, it was relocated onto 123 acres of land at Troy Avenue and Fisher Road. There are presently 17 permanent buildings on the grounds.

However, there have been variations of the “Marion County Fair” that date all the way back to 1835! To learn about the longer history of our fair and other fairs that have taken place in Marion County, please read this article written by Steven R. Barnett – Marion County Historian, Indiana Historical Society/Indiana Historical Bureau and Executive Director, Irvington Historical Society!