The Mercer County Fairgrounds along with prominent business leaders from across the region have come together to create the Grand Event Center + Market Hall.
THE VENUES: The Grand Event Center provides a customizable space of more than 100,00 square feet to host a wide range of events, from livestock shows and concerts to tractor pulls, tradeshows, and more. Market Hall will provide 14,474 square feet of multi-purpose venue space for special events up to 1000 in attendance. This modern facility will be completed in March of 2024 and will mark the first completion of the full campus project. With it’s intended location to The Grand Event Center, this complimentary venue will be connected by a covered outdoor walkway for full extended expo and event opportunities. Combined, the two facilities will offer a space to host nearly 6,000 guests to accommodate a wide range of events.
CULTIVATING INVESTMENTS AT HOME: The far reaching economic impact of this project means enhanced quality of life for our people. Mercer County is the pride of Ohio boasting one of the most disciplined workforces that works hard and plays hard. The Mercer County Fairgrounds provides the facilities and event opportunities to keep dollars invested right her in Mercer County improving the overall quality of life by reinvested dollars in vital community infrastructure. We keep building better by working together in a shared vision of grand value for each of our 43,041 residents and beyond.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: The development of the Grant Event Center + Market Hall will be a valuable addition and bring even more events and activities to this area, complementing overall community development initiatives and goals. By hosting events locally, we can be our own catalyst for continued economic progress by keeping our spending local while attracting new customers for area businesses.
THE HEART OF MERCER COUNTY: The new facilities will also add enrichment to the area and help attract new and maintain current residents to help fill the many employment opportunities that Mercer County has to offer. More community enrichment means more passion and perspective to cultivate community cohesion and resilience while increasing meaningful connections through social functions and activities.
BRING FEDERAL AND STATE INVESTMENTS HOME: Raising funds locally demonstrates the commitment of our communities and belief in the grand vision. Nearly $4M has already been raised and has already helped make State Capital Grant Funding possible. More work is being done to secure State and Federal funds to drive the project forward. No matter the size of your partner investment, it matters! Your generosity demonstrates your vested interest in the well-being of our region and its future, the Grand Event Center and Market Hall will provide our citizens with yet another reason to be proud of the communities in which we live and work.
BE GRAND: We are seeking partners in grand progress. Sponsors and donors will bring this vision to life. Will you be GRAND and donate to this vital economic development driver in Mercer County. The impact will provide a monumental return in progressing and preserving the treasured quality of life that we value right here at home.
Kyle VanTilburgVTF Excavation
Scott TobinSM Tobin Trucking
Jared EbbingMercer County Community Development
Amy HayesMercer County Fair Board Treasurer
Courtney DickeOffice Assistant
Baily VanTilburgVTF Excavation
Dave BuschurBuschur Custom Farm Services
Cole CooperCooper Farms
Ryan FennigMercer County Fair Board President
Cara MuhlenkampMercer County Fair Manager
Rachel ReichertGraphic Designer
Eric SchmiesingGarmann Miller
Andy StachlerStachler Concrete
Bart LeiningerMercer County Fair Board Vice-President
Tessie CollinsMercer County Fair Secretary
Allison RyanMVP Dairy
Tafi StoberMercer County Fair, Director Of Development