Facilities Rental Information

The Winnebago County Fairgrounds are located in beautiful Pecatonica, Illinois.   This unique venue is nestled along the Pecatonica River and a tree-lined drive welcomes visitors to manicured grounds.  Located halfway between Rockford and Freeport, the fairgrounds have easy access to interstates and highways, as well as lodging and shopping.  The fairgrounds are spread over 108 acres and feature over 85,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, covered Grandstand with seating capacity for 4,000, and parking for 20,000.  There are approximately one million residents that live within a 75-mile radius of the Winnebago County Fairgrounds, making it one of the most popular outdoor event sites in northern Illinois.    This is a perfect location for any event including, but not limited to:

  • Concerts
  • Expos
  • Weddings
  • Graduation parties
  • Work events
  • Car shows
  • Sporting events
  • Circus
  • Camping
  • Fundraisers
  • Flea markets
  • Craft shows
  • Festivals
  • Motorsports
  • 4-H events
  • Meetings
  • Banquets
  • Animal shows
  • Farmers markets
  • Reunions or picnics


For more information about renting space at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds, please click on the link below and fill out the ‘Request a Quote’ form.  For other questions, prices, or assistance, please call the fair office at 815-239-1641 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

*A certificate of insurance is required for all events, naming the Winnebago County Fair Association, Inc. as co-insured.  The executive committee of the fair association or a quorum of directors must authorize all events.  

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