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Ways to Give and Membership

The North Idaho State Fair is one of the regions most anticipated and time-honored traditions, truly a place where we can all get together to learn and have fun. The North Idaho Fair and Rodeo Foundation invites you to join us in supporting our beloved fair!

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Join the cause and donate to the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation. 501(c)3

Membership Program

Become a Friend of the Fair

Become a Friend of the Fair

Learn More on how you can become an Official Friend of the Fair
Bench & Table Program

Bench & Table Program

Placing a personalized bench or table on the fairgrounds is a great way to honor loved ones and share your love for the North Idaho State Fair with friends, family and more than 100,000 annual fair guests. To learn more about how to have one of these placed on the fairgrounds, click here. 
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Our Endowment Fund

The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation is happy to announce that for the first time ever it has established a $60,000 Endowment Fund in 2019. That endowment fund is growing every day to help the Kootenai County Fairgrounds maintain and grow its grounds.

According to Mary LuAnn Larson, Immediate Past President who spearheaded this mission during her presidency, “Creating and funding this Endowment has been a dream of the Fair Foundation since its inception. Thanks to the dedication of the current board, and the generosity of many donors, we have been able to achieve this goal.”

Katie Bane, long time board member and Past President, said “sufficient savings and liquidity beyond the endowment fund to support the Foundation’s current giving plans has now been attained”.

The team of Dave Paul, Dave Nussear, Kevin Kirking, Katie Bane and Mary LuAnn Larson, current and past board members, are largely to thank for making this goal a reality through much time, effort, education, and persistence. Additionally, Dave Holloway, Northern Capital Management provided much needed professional advice and direction.

The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for capital improvements at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and provide educational opportunities for area youth.

Planned Giving

In addition to the most common types of donation – outright gifts such as cash and checks- we welcome alternatives known as planned gifts. These allow you to hold on to your money and other assets for now, making sure you can provide for your future financial needs while still providing a way for you to make your gift. The special aspect of planned gifts is that they can be arranged to provide important benefits to you, the donor, as well as to the future of our Foundation, community, and Fairgrounds.

Some examples of giving options for your consideration are:

  • Gifts of Securities- Charitable deduction of full fair market value
  • Revocable Living Trusts – Control of the trust for your lifetime while exempt from federal estate tax
  • Gift of Life Insurance – Current income tax deduction
  • Gift of Real Estate – Income tax deduction and reduction or elimination of capital tax gains
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust – variable income for life with immediate income tax charitable deduction
  • Charitable Gift Annuity – Current and future savings on income taxes and fixed payments for life
  • Bequest in Will – Donation exempt from federal estate tax and control of asset for your lifetime

To discuss a planned gift, please contact the President of the Fair & Rodeo Foundation.

Thank you for considering a gift of support to help stimulate new growth for the future of our Fairgrounds and incoming generations!

For more information please email us at or call 208-765-4969

Donate Materials, Equipment or Services

Many are surprised to learn that county dollars account for less than 4% of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds' yearly budget. To support operation and keep facilities safe, the Fairgrounds often must rely on donations and in-kind gifts from generous individuals and organizations in the community.

Gifts made through the Fair & Rodeo Foundation 501 c(3) provide enjoyment for the whole community as well as a tax benefit to the donor.

Current Needs

Below is a list of current needs at the Fairgrounds. Thank you for considering donating items to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds!

  • Fork Lifts
  • Lifts
  • Air Compressor
  • Pressure Washer
  • Pallet Jack
  • Floor Jack
  • Air Impact Tools
  • Socket Sets 3/8" & 1/2"
  • Commercial Floor Scrubbers
  • 4-wheeler with snow plow
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