The Fair Board oversees the operations the Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds and the annual Benton County Fair & Rodeo through a Memorandum of Agreement with the Board of Commissioners. The seven volunteer members of the Fair Board are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Fair Board meetings are
held monthly on the third Monday of the month at
6:00 pm (unless rescheduled due to holidays and the County Fair). January and February 2021 the meetings will be the second Monday of the month.
Trudy Overlin, Chair
Mark Baumgartner, Vice Chair
The Fair Board maintains six sub-committees, consisting of at least one Fair Board member and various community volunteers. These sub-committees support the work of the Fair Board by focusing on specific programs and initiatives. Members of the public are welcome to contact the Event Center Office to be considered for membership on a sub-committee.
Fair Board Sub-Committees
- Business Development Committee
- Fair Committee
- Rodeo Committee
- Facilities Committee
- Governance Committee
- Executive Committee (consists of Fair Board Chair & Vice Chair)