Our facilities can accommodate almost any function, with a variety of ground and building rental options available


The Allen County Fairgrounds has many facilities to host just about any type of function. From craft shows, wedding receptions, flea markets and gun shows, to family reunions, company picnics, and auctions, we have a solution for your needs. Our facilities can host functions both inside and outside. Our ground and building rental options include single building rental up to the entire fairgrounds. We are flexible and can accommodate your event.

The fairgrounds is 135 acres and is fenced and secured. Located a mile east of I-75 and five miles of U.S. 30, there are hotels, motels, restaurants, and shopping centers available within minutes. Additionally, there is parking for 6,000 and RV camping spaces.

The grounds feature four renovated buildings that total 35,700 sq. ft., with more buildings available that total 40,000 sq. ft. Other rental options include a newly renovated covered grandstand with 2,000 seats and additionally bleacher seating and there are climate controlled buildings onsite.


General Rental Specs


  • Easy access off I-75 to Allen County Fairgrounds
  • Hotels and restaurants within 1 mile of Fairgrounds
  • 135 acres fenced and secure
  • Parking for more than 6000
  • RV/ Camping
  • Four renovated buildings that total 35,700 sq. ft.
  • Additional buildings with a total of 40,000 sq. ft.
  • Covered 2,000 seat newly renovated grandstand with additional bleacher seating
  • Schmidthorst Pavilion – 308 ft. x 150 ft. covered

Our Schmidthorst Pavilion offers covered seating for up to 2,000

The Schmidthorst Pavilion is a covered arena that seats anywhere from 500 people up to 2,000. The pavilion is 308 feet by 150 feet. There is an attached judges stand and office, and 100 stalls within 100 feet of the arena with more stalls available as needed. There are restrooms and parking within feet of the Pavilion.


Covered Arena Specs


  • 308 ft. x 150 ft. covered
  • Arena Size 130′ by 252′
  • Covered Make-up Area 150′ by 56′
  • Seating for 500 people up to 2,000, depending on needs
  • Attached Judges Stand/Office
  • 100 plus stalls within 100′ of Arena
  • Restrooms/Parking within feet of the Pavilion

Schmidthorst Pavilion is located one mile east of I-75, five miles south of US 30. It’s minutes from several hotels and motels, restaurants, and shopping centers.

The 135 acre Allen County Fairgrounds is host to many national and regional events. We are very proud of our friendly and highly competent staff and look forward to providing the same outstanding customer service in the operation of the Schmidthorst Pavilion.


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