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Guidelines & Fees


  • $250* minimum deposit is required to secure space reservation
  • *1st time renters must pay rental fee and move-in/move-out fees in full within 2 weeks of contract receipt.
  • Event rentals totaling $1000 or more require a $250 + 25% of rental deposit

Rental Contract & Event Checklist Form: Both must be completed, signed, and returned within 2 weeks of receipt

Discounts Available:

Non-Profit Discount: A 20% discount is available for 502 (c) status entities, lessee must provide proof of non-profit status for discounted rate.
Returning Event: A 10% discount is available for lessees who rebook their next year event within 2 weeks of finishing their current year event. Deposit must be paid within those two weeks in order to hold date and receive discount.
*Discounts may not be used together.

Other Fees:

Trash Fee:
A fee of $25 per 2-yard dumpster used will be charged

Heat: (cold-weather months) Gas heat billed as-used at going rate, unless otherwise specified

  • Premises are taken as-is.
  • All reserved tables, chairs, and equipment will be placed in the rental area.
  • Lessee is responsible for all event set-up and tear-down, and agrees to leave the premises in the same condition as found.
  • Deposit is non-refundable if the event is cancelled.
  • 60% of building rental is assessed if cancelled 30 days or less prior to event.
  • A $500,000 minimum general liability Certificate of Insurance must be on file in the Fair Office before move-in.
  • Kootenai County, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, North Idaho Fair Board and its agents must be named as additional insured.
  • Liquor liability must appear for any events having alcohol.

Pets: Pets are not allowed at the Fairgrounds unless they are certified service animals.

Security & Telephone: Lesseeā€™s responsibility

Food Vendors:
  • A separate contract is needed any time food is SOLD to patrons.
  • The fee is a percentage of the gross sales: 17%
For more information and rates please contact us at 208-765-4969 or
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