The Jefferson County Fair Complex is excited to be breaking ground on the new BiMart Show Barn this month. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the fairgrounds on
September 15 at 9:00 AM in the southeast field. Several dignitaries, including Senator Lynn Finley, County and City officials will be present.
At 14,000 square feet, this structure will be the biggest building constructed at the property in over 70 years. It will feature state-of-the-art LED lighting, lots of electrical outlets, water spigots, a sound system, WiFi, and an ADA viewing area.
“In 2020, we had to take down the old Livestock Barn, which was in very poor shape and became unsafe to occupy. At the same time, we began dreaming about what we could do to replace that lost structure. It is a true partnership with the community to make this $375,000 structure come to fruition”, says Brian Crow, Fairgrounds Event Coordinator. “The Fair Board, County Commissioners, 4H, FFA, the Jefferson County Livestock Association and the generosity of the
A total of $375,000 has been raised from community partners for the project. “Our community sponsors are BiMart, Bright Wood Corporation, Plateau Travel Plaza, The City of Madras, Jefferson County Livestock Association, The Law Offices of Jered Reid, Signet Realty, Abbas Well Drilling, Madras FFA Alumni and Wilbur Ellis”, says Crow. “This community continues to impress me by showing up and supporting our kids.”