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Fairgrounds Master Plan

Master Plan Update in 2018

We are currently seeing input for our Fairgrounds Master Plan.

Future Development on the Fairgrounds


The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, which was last updated in 2012, provides a roadmap for developing and operating the fairgrounds in a manner that is responsive to County residents and focuses on long-term economic sustainability. Beginning in summer 2018, a new planning process is underway to answer several important questions, including:

  • What are the existing conditions on the site?
  • How should the fairgrounds be improved?
  • What are the historical and cultural significance of the fairgrounds to County residents?
  • What kinds of new or expanded uses should be considered?
  • How should recommended improvements be implemented and funded?


Keeping the future of the Fairgrounds in mind, the Master Plan is updated every six years, and we are currently in the process of updating our Master Plan to gain knowledge on the historical and cultural significance of the fairgrounds and how to move it into a sustainable future to the benefit of all county residents. Have ideas on how you would utilize this resource? Stay up to date by following the San Juan County Fair and Fairgrounds on social media outlets, @sjcfair or click here for more information. We are excited to report that nearly 300 individuals have completed the online survey. The survey will close on August 31st. If you haven’t already, take a moment to complete the online survey.

Representatives from the planning team were present throughout the Fair to collect public input on ideas for the Fairgrounds Master Plan. Dozens of individuals stopped by our booth in the Main Building to share their favorite Fair memories, document the history of the fairgrounds, and express their ideas for new or expanded uses at the fairgrounds. All of the input provided will be used to help develop a list of Master Plan priorities that will be vetted with the Fair staff and Board, the County Council, and the general public. A formal draft of the Master Plan is expected for release in the late fall.

Check out our current Master Plan below (updated in 2012) for more details.
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