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Fair Board

The North Idaho Fair Board is comprised of 7 people who bring a variety of skills, talents and career experiences together for one common purpose: The success and continuation of the North Idaho State Fair, Gem State Stampede, and the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

The Board meets monthly to decide policy and make sound, knowledgeable decisions about the Fairgrounds and the business of the fair. The board acts in an advisory capacity to the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners. Members are appointed by the County Commissioners and serve 4-year terms, without pay. Terms are renewable, at the will of the Commissioners.

The Fair Board is dedicated to preserving the rich agrarian history of the area, protecting the facilities and the family-friendly events that the community has come to love and appreciate, and exploring future uses of the grounds and buildings.

The Fair Board assists the General Manager in setting the annual budget and making decisions on personnel, facility improvements, safety issues, building rentals and fair entertainment. A priority of the Board is to continually review and revise its master plan to ensure that the fair and fairgrounds always reflect the educational and entertainment needs and interests of a vibrant, growing community.
North Idaho Fair Board of Directors

Gerald Johnson, Chair
Elise Burton, Vice Chair
Joe Doellefeld
Dave Fair
Kevin Kirking
Linda Rider
Timothy Vulles

Fair Board Alternates
Elizabeth Brewer
Mike Mclean
Sharon Nelson
Christina Petit

Our Mission

The North Idaho Fair Board is committed to producing a successful annual Fair, encouraging appropriate use of the facilities, and exploring ways in which the Fairgrounds can serve the educational and entertainment needs of our community.

Gerald Johnson, Chair Email>
Elise Burton, Vice-Chair
Joe Doellefeld
Dave Fair
Kevin Kirking
Linda Rider
Tim Vulles
Elizabeth Brewer, Board Alternate
Mike Mclean, Board Alternate
Sharon Nelson, Board Alternate
Christina Petit, Board Alternate

Fair Board Meetings

Feel free to attend any of our Fair Board meetings. All held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Building 2 or Building 4 at 5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Parking is located in the Main Parking Lot, enter Clayton Gate.

January 28, 2023 (8 am business meeting, followed by board retreat)
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023
July 11, 2023
August 8, 2023 (Food Court Building)
September 12, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023

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