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The Great Northern Fairgrounds provides a wide variety of facilities and spaces for events both during and outside of fair week. The fairgrounds is a fabulous location to bring the community together for receptions, reunions, agricultural, sporting, entertainment and more.


This project was a decade in the making, with the doors to the new building officially opening in 2018. Hill County 4-H has priority use but the building is available for community use through the Hill County Extension office. Contact 406-400-2333 for more information.

4-H Chuckwagon


We offer 15 back-in and 6 pull through RV camp spots along with a dedicated tent camping site. Each RV spot includes both 30 and 50 amp power, water hookup and free wifi. RV with hookups is $35/night. Dry camping/tents is $20/night.

RV dump station, restroom and showers are available. Camp spots are first-come, first serve and are available with onsite payment.
Please Note: The campground is closed during fair week.



Our Community Center features a full kitchen, tables and chairs. Perfect for wedding receptions, trade shows, reunions, parties, large meetings and more.

$250/day (+$250 deposit)

Price drop with consecutive days.

Community Center


During the off-season (October - May), the Southeast Horse Barn is available for cold storage. $300/season.

Horse Barn & Cold Storage


Presale of carnival and event tickets are available through the fair office. During fair week, an ATM is also available in the office.



Home to the annual fair rodeos and JC's Demolition Derby along with other events. Our arena and grandstands are available for both large and small events. 


Contact the fair office for pricing.

Arena & Grandstands


During the off-season months (October - May), cold storage is available for $300/season.

Fair Week Vendor Booths

10'x10' inside and 20'x20' outside

For Profit Vendors, $100

Non-Profits with Products, $75

Non-Profit without Products, $50

Commercial Building


The fair midway and parking area is a great area for hosting large picnics, receptions, car shows and other outdoor events. This area is rented at $100/day.

Fair Midway


Features 10 horse stalls available for $75/month or $15/night plus deposit.

Livestock Pavilion


Onsite restrooms, showers and RV dump are available for those with reserved camp spots.  For those without camp spot reservations, there is a $5 use charge for showers and the RV dump.

Restroom/Showers/RV Dump


Our Bigger Better Barn hosts a variety of events including the MSU-Northern Rodeo, 4-H Livestock Exhibits, practices, animal clinics, concerts and more.


Price drop with consecutive days.

Bigger Better Barn


Our concessions area has been a fair week staple for decades. This area provides space for a variety of local organizations and vendors to provide food during the fair as well as off-season fundraisers.

Concessions Area


The Great Northern Fair Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps fund improvements to the fairgrounds and its facilities through community events and support.

Great Northern Fair Foundation


Learn a little bit of local history by touring this old homestead area which belongs to the H. Earl Clack Museum, featuring the old Faber School, an old homestead house and farm machinery from the 1920's.



The Stockade Area, also known as the Beer Gardens, is available for events outside of fair week such as wedding receptions and graduations.

Contact the fair office for details.

Stockade/Beer Gardens

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