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Guidelines & Fees


A $250 non-refundable deposit + 20% rental refundable deposit due at booking.

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 501 (c) status entities, lessee must provide proof of non-profit status for discounted rate.

Other Fees:

Trash Fee:
A fee of $55 per 2-yard dumpster used will be charged. *New as of 2/15/2023, all events booked after 2/15, receive two (2) 2-yard dumpsters free of charge. (Price is included in Building Rental)

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. If Fairgrounds Staff is to Set Up / Tear Down, $250 will be added for each.
  • 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: Lessee’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 fair@northidahostatefair.com.

Food Vendor Application for Interim Events

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