Let's Build Together!

We are excited to announce we are launching a fundraising campaign for a new livestock complex and upgrades to the Hubbard Building.

Click here for the press release.

Important Facts about the Junior Fair Livestock Project/Campaign

  • Featured building is 22,000 square feet and will replace five very tired livestock buildings that also include show and auction rings
  • If our $800,000 fundraising goal is achieved, the Hubbard Building will be heated and air-conditioned for year round usage
  • The Portage County Randolph Agricultural Society has pledged $100,000 to this effort
  • The Portage County Randolph Fair Board of Directors (21) have all pledged as individuals
  • Annual fair attendance exceeds 150,000
  • Over $500,000 is raised annually for education at the Junior Fair livestock sale
  • Approximately 1,000 Portage County youth participate in 4-H and FFA programs
  • Your Fair Board and The Portage Foundation believe in a 100% transparent development and building process
  • The Portage County Agricultural Society dba the Portage County Randolph Fair, owns all 150+ acres and all buildings on the fairgrounds
  • Tax deductible gift can be paid over a five-year period
  • A sub-committee of the Portage County Randolph Fair Long Range Planning Committee, the Livestock Complex Committee, is running the campaign
  • Deferred/Estate gifts are welcome along with gifts of land, stock, life insurance
  • Gifts of grain, corn, and soy beans can be made and are tax friendly
  • All gifts are important, appreciated and essential
  • If our $800,000 goal is achieved, the removal of five buildings and the construction of one 22,000 square-foot building will begin following the 2018 Fair
  • County-wide participation is anticipated from the agricultural community, the business community, foundations, individuals, and friends of the fair as well as 4-H alumni

Donor Levels

Leadership Level Gifts of $100,000 and over

Grand Champion Gifts of $750 and over
Platinum Level Gifts of $50,000 and overReserve Champion Gifts of $500 and over
Gold Level Gifts of $25,000 and overBlue Ribbon Gifts of $250 and over
Silver Level Gifts of $10,000 and overRed Ribbon Gifts of $100 and over
Bronze Level Gifts of $1,000 and over

Naming Rights

Building or Item Amount to Name
Junior Fair Livestock Building (Reserved)$300,000
Show/Auction Ring (Reserved)$50,000
Sale Office (Reserved)$25,000
Bleachers (Reserved)$25,000
Audio System$15,000
WiFi System$10,000
Wash Bays (14) (All Reserved)$2,500
Show Arena Holding Pens (15)$1,000
Livestock Pens (400)$250.00


Ways to Give

Print, fill out and mail the Fairgrounds Improvement Pledge Form to:

The Portage Foundation, 138 East Main Street #201, Kent, Ohio 44240

Please ensure checks are made payable to The Portage Foundation and Junior Fair Expansion Project is in the memo line

Or

Online at the The Portage Foundation (select Portage County Randolph Fair Fund from the "Areas of Greatest Need" list and then click "Donate")

For Additional Information

Matt Hughes, Fair Funding 513-379-7321 hjimmymatt@aol.com

Tracey Koszalka, Fair Board President 330-958-6109 traceyk@randolphfair.com

Jeff Kisamore, Project Chairman 330-697-3223 jkisamore@randolphfair.com

Debi Heppe, Fair Board Asst. Secretary 330-325-7476 dheppe@randolphfair.com

The Portage Foundation 330-474-0480 executivedirector@portagefoundation.org