Indoor and outdoor spaces for rent in Freeport, IL

We know you have choices when it comes to locations for your trade show, festival, corporate meeting, party or event. And your list of must-haves is long and varied. Here’s why the Stephenson County Fair Association is at the top of your list:

  • Central location in the heart of Northern Illinois 
  • Open, inexpensive exhibit halls
  • Multiple multipurpose spaces
  • Expansive outdoor spaces
  • Convenient on-site camping and area lodging
  • Top-shelf catering available locally
  • Additional rentals available such as tables and chairs to make this a one stop shop

Contact [email protected] or (815)235-2918 to schedule a tour.

Facilities Include

  • Parking (grass or gravel)
  • Water and electric hook-ups
  • WiFi available on whole grounds
  • Campsites available (approx. 60 sites)
  • Covered Grandstand with outlying bleachers for seating up to 5,600 people
  • Grassy areas for outdoor activities
  • Grandstand Track – 75’x500′
  • C1 Commercial building – 70’x180′
  • C2 Commercial building – 70’x120′ 
  • Livestock Barns and Show Rings
  • Dairy Milk Parlor

Venue Rates

  • Commercial 1 Building: $350/day
  • Commercial 2 Building: $300/day
  • Livestock Show Ring: $150
  • Livestock Barns: $200/day/barn
  • Livestock Barn w/Show Ring: $250/day/Show Ring
  • Camping (inc Wi-Fi, water, electric, and sewer): $50/night, $650/mo
  • Grandstand & Bleachers: $300/day
  • Grandstand Track: $500/day

Additional Rental Fees

  • Grounds/Parking: $200/day (comes free with a building rental)
  • Restrooms & Supplies: $75/set of bathrooms
  • Folding Tables (8′): $8/each
  • Folding Chairs: $2/each
  • Bleachers (50 person capacity): $25
  • Electricity – outside/animal barns: TBD

NOTE: Above rentals (excluding Livestock Barns/Show Rings) include trash removal. Animal waste clean-up will be contracted through a third party, with Fair Association approval.

  • Prices above are effective as of 1/23/24.
  • $200 Security Deposit is required and refunded by check within two weeks after your event.
  • Livestock Buildings need to be cleaned. If you need us to provide the cleaning, an additional fee will be charged.
  • Prices subject to change without notice as approved by Stephenson County Fair Association Board of Directors.
  • Deposit of at least half of the total grounds rental charges are due with signed and initialed contract to guarantee date and reservation of facilities/equipment.
  • Balance of grounds rental charges and full electrical deposit due no less than 30 days prior to day of event.

With more than 50 acres of outdoor space and an expansive parking lot, you can transform your event into the next drive-in or drive-thru.

For more information, contact [email protected] or (815)235-2918

Winter Storage for your motorhomes, 5th wheels, travel trailers, boats, cars, motorcycles and more.

Support of Stephenson County Fair Association provides year-round educational opportunities and helps fund community give-back programs.