The Fair Park opened in July 1999 with the Washington County Fair. Today’s attendance exceeds 100,000 people.
In July of 1996, a suitable site was secured, a master plan was developed and adopted by the County Board of Supervisors in April of 1997.
In 1993, an ad-hoc committee was formed consisting of County Board members and community people to once again find a solution to a new fair site. At this point, discussion centered around not just developing a new fairgrounds, but a 365-day, multipurpose facility “to enrich education, culture, economic and social…
Finally, in 1978 an attempt was made to establish a new Fair site at the Gundrum Property in Slinger but after many months of study this location was not feasible for the fair.