The 120 acre Monroe County Fairgrounds offers a variety of buildings and a beautiful camping area to rent for your next event. Also, parking is available for 4,000 cars. For specific information about the fairgrounds or buildings please contact the Fair Office at (734)241-5775, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Merchants Bank Expo Center is one of the largest county fair indoor clear span buildings in Michigan. It has restrooms that are accessible from both inside and outside the building. It is heated and air-conditioned and can be used all year. The building is 125 ft. wide and 250 ft. long and 35 ft. high. It is 27,000 sq. ft. with a smooth cement floor. There are eight double doors and three large overhead doors. Its large capacity is great for craft shows, RV shows, trade shows, and many other events.
Glenn F. Stock Arena
The Glenn F. Stock Arena is one of the largest indoor arenas in the state of Michigan. The arena is 174 ft. wide, 252 ft. long and 40ft. high. The arena seats 2,000 visitors in its bleachers. A cordless PA system is designed for use inside and outside the building. A pipe fence measuring 100 ft X 210 ft. can be set up inside the building, allowing for horse shows, livestock events, rodeos, concerts and a host of other events to be held in this multi-purpose facility.
Livestock & Animals
There are three commercial clean span buildings with concrete floors. (South Exhibit Building 60 ft. X 120 ft., Rabbit & Poultry Building 60 ft. X 120 ft., Far West Building 60 ft. X 80 ft.) The sheep and swine buildings are set up with pens and are available for livestock events. The Andersons Show Arena, (60 ft. X 120 ft.) can be used for various lifestock events. For horse shows or rodeos, there are 270 horse stalls available, as well as 110 ft. X 120 ft. exercise ring and 110 ft. X 220 ft. show ring.
The outdoor grandstand seats 8,000 on the west side and an additional 1,000 on the east side. An additional, 1,600 chairs can be set up on the track for front row concert viewing. In addition to concerts, fencing allows for rodeos, tractor pulls, motorcycle racing, monster truck shows, demolition derbies, combine derbies, and more to be held in this large capacity grandstand.
Camping & Restrooms
There are 150 camping sites available in the fenced in area of the fairgrounds. There are 30 and 50 amp sites available with water. Also, restrooms, shower facilities, and a dump station are available. There are several covered rest/picnic areas on the fairgrounds.
Food & Dining
A food vendor list is available. The fairground also has 80 picnic tables, 70 tables, and 1500 chairs available to rent at a small fee.