Fairgrounds seen from Palisades Park

Winneshiek County Fairgrounds during the 2017 Fair Week

Winneshiek County Fairgrounds Rates

Danan Lansing Memorial Building

Rent Rate per Day
Monday $150
Tuesday $150
Wednesday $150
Thursday $150
Friday $300
Saturday $300
Sunday $300


Must have Proof of Liability Insurance.
Small Group Discount may apply.
Youth & 4-H Groups generally have free usage ~ reservations still required.

Rental Agreement with Rules

To reserve a space or building for your event or for more information, contact Mary Fitch, Business Manager, by email at
or phone 563.419.1902

The Danan Lansing building (250-300 capacity) is available for year round use. There are also buildings available for winter storage of vehicles, boats, or seasonal equipment. The barns and show ring have hosted state and district livestock shows and the horse arena has been used for training sessions and rodeos.

Home of the Upper Iowa Speedway

No Pets Allowed on Grounds

During the Fair, commercial exhibitors can be found in the Nordic Fest Building, in the North and South Exhibit Halls, under the Grandstand, and outside.

If you would like to exhibit at the fair,
contact Gordy Tangen, 563-380-2828 or email.

Camping is available during the Fair.  $20 per night. no water or sewer. just electrical. Contact Mary Fitch businessmanager@winneshiekcountyfair.org or phone 563.419.1902

Winter Storage

Winter Storage is available on the Fairgrounds. Reservations and payment are required in advance. Contact Duane Dehning ddehning15@gmail.com for additional information.


New Brown Gate lettering: 2016


Improvements to E.J. Wiegle Building: 2016

swine addition

Swine building addition: 2016


Grandstand Stage: 2015


The Midway

Contact Us

Mary Fitch, Business Manager
Winneshiek County Agricultural Association
PO Box 201
Decorah, Iowa 52101
Fairgrounds Phone: 563-277-1633 (during the fair only)


Fair Board

Board Members will answer your questions...

Arlin Franzen President, Entertainment, Racing 
Gary Schutte Vice President Building & Grounds, Racing
Ron Hemesath Secretary/Treasurer
Sherry Boe Royalty Director, Racing 
Becky Winkler Exhibits and Contests, Promotion/Advertising
DeAnn Christopher Entertainment
John Schnitzler Building & Grounds
Mark Knutson Entertainment, Building & Grounds
Gordy Tangen, Exhibits and Contests, Building & Grounds

Mary Fitch, Business Manager, Advertising 

Nancy Sojka Webmaster

Duane Dehning Grounds, Winter Storage